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DATE: November 10, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Good data is like good water: best served fresh, and ideally well-filtered. Data Management strategies can produce tremendous procedural improvements and increased profit margins across the board, but only if…

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The Emergence of Open Analytics

Click to learn more about author Dipti Borkar. As businesses are increasingly becoming more data-driven and need to make faster, more informed decisions, the traditional data warehousing approach for accessing and analyzing data is becoming more impractical, time-consuming and likely to increase cost, effort, and vendor lock-in.  It assumes data needs to be ingested and integrated into one database to provide the critical business insights for decision-making. Yet these data…

The Independent Samples T-Test Method and How it Benefits Organizations

Click to learn more about author Kartik Patel. The independent sample t-test is a statistical method of hypothesis testing that determines whether there is a statistically significant difference between the means of two independent samples. For example, one might use this method of analysis to determine whether the average value of a sedan type of car is significantly different from an SUV type of car. Here the hypothesis would be set…

Ten Common Issues When Using Excel for Data Operations

Click to learn more about co-author Rosaria Silipo. Using Excel to Transform/Analyze Your Data? I know you are still using Excel sheets to transform and/or analyze your data! I know, because most of us still use it to some extent. There is nothing wrong with using Excel. Excel spreadsheets are a great tool to collect and transform small amounts of data. However, when the game becomes harder and requires larger…

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Case Study: Polaris Puts Data Analysis in the Service of Defeating Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world, according to the FBI. The Department of Homeland Security advises that industries around the world including agriculture, hospitality, restaurant, and domestic work, as well as prostitution, often take advantage of modern slavery. Those pulled into this underworld are often held in isolation or confinement, or subject to threats – such as being reported to immigration authorities if…

Seven Tools for Effective CDO Leadership

The position of Chief Data Officer (CDO) is relatively new in the federal government, and emerging regulations are providing leadership opportunities for the CDO. A new law, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, went into effect on January 14, 2019, establishing a set of standards and practices for the United States federal government to modernize its data handling. Title II of this act is called the Open, Public, Electronic and…

Streaming Analytics: The Value is in the Action

“When we're talking about streaming analytics, we're talking about flipping our traditional paradigm a little bit and thinking about how we bring analytics to our data, and not necessarily data to our analytics,” said Kimberly Nevala, the Director of Business Strategies for SAS Best Practices, while discussing streaming analytics during the DATAVERSITY® Enterprise Analytics Online Conference. “Streaming analytics, as the word ‘stream’ implies, means that we're bringing analytics to what…

Emerging Cloud Computing Technologies

It has taken many years for cloud computing technologies to mature and become mainstream in global businesses. Now the skeptics have stopped questioning the long-range sustainability of the cloud ecosystem, but it remains to be seen how allied technologies like edge, serverless, IoT, AI, and big data can together fulfill enterprise business needs. Many cloud technology experts seem to think that some emerging technologies have the capability of taking cloud…

Maturing Data Governance and Data Literacy to Serve Organizations Better

Maturing Data Governance means growing an organization’s conception and management of its data assets from a narrow IT project conception to the broader business. Organizations can no longer ignore this approach as they drive to digitally transform, improve business efficiency and effectiveness through digitization and human resources. Al-Ruithe, et al. hammer this point home by stating that researchers and practitioners often confuse the IT governance that centers around hardware and…

So You Want to Be a Data Protection Officer?

The role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a security position and is a requirement per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD). It is reasonable to expect the United States will develop its own version of the GDPR within the next few years. Many enterprises doing internet business in Europe have had to hire a Data Protection Officer. These individuals are…

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