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IoT Data Management Challenges

Who isn’t thinking about the repercussions of an exploding Internet of Things (IoT) market as smart devices further expand their reach in both the commercial and consumer worlds? John McDonald, CEO of ClearObject, an IoT solution provider, works with companies that are seeking to understand what the technology means to their business, how implementations might […]

Case Study: Crown College Uses Predictive Analytics to Retain At-Risk Students

Crown College in St. Bonifacius MN embraced a five-year persistence and completion project four years ago. The college’s Presidents’ Cabinet embraced persistence and completion as an improvement initiative to retain at-risk students and the school had been accepted into the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Persistence and Completion Academy. HLC accredits colleges and universities in a […]

The Digital Mesh: How is it Changing Enterprises?

Is this a science fiction movie? No, The Digital Mesh — the long-awaited gift of connected technologies — is here now. Advanced science and telecommunications technologies together triggered the latest technology disruption, enabling people, processes, and digital devices to engage in a way that is vital for the survival of modern businesses. Landmark Digital Disruption: […]

A Brief History of Machine Learning

Machine Learning (ML) is an important aspect of modern business and research. It uses algorithms and neural network models to assist computer systems in progressively improving their performance. Machine Learning algorithms automatically build a mathematical model using sample data – also known as “training data” – to make decisions without being specifically programmed to make […]

Data Architect vs. Data Engineer

The data architect and data engineer work in tandem – conceptualizing, visualizing, and then building an Enterprise Data Management Framework. The data architect visualizes the complete framework and creates the blueprint, which the data engineer uses to build the “digital framework.” The data engineering role has recently evolved from the traditional software-engineering field. Recent Enterprise […]

The Importance of Data Literacy

Walk into a company embracing digital transformation and you’ll find monitors displaying colorful charts and pie graphs decorated with numbers. These dashboards show information about the business meant to assist employees in prioritizing work, seeing new opportunities, and driving efficiency. An important question remains, though: “How many employees trained on a business’ dashboards know how […]

So You Want to be a Data Curator?

Data Curation is highly focused on maintaining and managing metadata, and not the database itself. Consequently, much of Data Curation involves such things as good communications and the usage popularity of services or articles. Data Curators not only create, manage, and maintain data, but may also be involved in determining best practices for working with […]

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