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Data Management Careers: An Overview

As more organizations become data-driven, the demand for capable data professionals to support and advance their initiatives has never been greater. Employment in computer and IT occupations is expected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031 – significantly faster than the average for all occupations. What’s more, data-centric roles rank among the best jobs for earning potential, job […]

Getting to AI Adoption at Scale

Everyone wants to increase the adoption of their AI programs, but there are several “chicken and egg” problems to overcome: How do we get the resources to build out the technical infrastructure required to use AI at scale, when we have not proven the value yet? How do we create a culture of data-driven decision-making […]

Data Governance Trends and Dreams

Four years ago, in a fit of naivete, I decided to write a book about Data Governance. I wasn’t naïve about Data Governance – I was naïve about what that book would bring about. But, first, some background.  After I left my corporate gig, I did a state-of-the-state in the data industry to get a broader understanding […]

Data Stewardship Best Practices

As we continue to do business in a digitally connected world, more data-driven organizations are prioritizing data stewardship to improve data quality and management. Data stewards maintain and protect data assets that need special care, not just for cybersecurity but for better business insights and more informed decision-making. In his presentation at the Data Governance & Information Quality […]

How to Become a Data Security Analyst

A data security analyst, also known as an information security analyst, is responsible for monitoring and analyzing network activity to identify potential threats or risks. Data security analysts primarily analyze data, conduct research, and use complex analytical tools to address problems related to confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data in an organization. Data security analysts […]

How Analytics Consumers and Data Experts Can Come Together to Close Insights Gaps

Data is critical to empowering businesses to make decisions that translate into boosted bottom lines. However, a recent NewVantage survey found that only 24% of the workforce is confident in their ability to read, work with, and analyze data. As a result, many organizations depend on data experts to obtain relevant insights that inform decision-making, which reinforces silos that separate […]

Can Predictive Analytics Provide Accurate Results Without Burdening Users?

If your business is struggling to forecast and predict outcomes and results, your management team is probably considering predictive analytics. The technology research firm Gartner states that “by 2025, 50% of data scientist activities will be automated by artificial intelligence, easing the acute talent shortage.” For the average team member, the concept of predictive analytics may seem daunting, […]

What Makes Data Intelligence Intelligent?

Every day, trillions of data points are generated, and, in theory, organizations can harness this data to make better, more informed decisions. But it’s precisely the vast scale of available data that makes it so hard to manage. According to IDC, data professionals spend 80% of their time searching for and preparing data and only 20% […]

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