Why Your Company Needs a CDO

by Angela Guess Brad Peters of Forbes recently wrote, “Now that we are over the initial excitement of being able to capture and manipulate mountains of data, the challenge becomes identifying the truly valuable information in those data mountains. And just as important, presenting that valuable data in ways that the different stakeholders in an organization […]

The Big Data Revolution

by Angela Guess Jonathan Shaw of Harvard Magazine recently wrote, “Data now stream from daily life: from phones and credit cards and televisions and computers; from the infrastructure of cities; from sensor-equipped buildings, trains, buses, planes, bridges, and factories. The data flow so fast that the total accumulation of the past two years—a zettabyte—dwarfs the prior […]

5 Reasons MDM Will Be Key in 2014

by Angela Guess Christophe Marcant of Multi Channel Merchant recently wrote, “As merchants continue to focus on improving customer loyalty, many are adopting Master Data Management (MDM) technology in order to create a more rich and satisfying shopping experience across all channels.  However, in order to achieve this and capitalize on peak buying seasons, retailers must […]

Supply Chain and Master Data Management

by Angela Guess Andrew White of Gartner recently wrote in Supply Chain Quarterly, “We at Gartner define master data management (MDM) as a technology-enabled business discipline in which business and information technology (IT) must work together to ensure the uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency, and accountability of an enterprise’s official, shared master data assets. Supply […]

The Importance of Schema Design

by Angela Guess Chris Winslett of MongoDB recently wrote, “The first Mongo Days con­fer­ence I attended was Mon­goSV 2011.  I chose to attend ‘Schema Design at Scale,’ a pre­sen­ta­tion by Eliot Horowitz. The first slide was titled ‘Schema,’ and had a list of rea­sons to know Mon­goDB schema best practices: ‘Schema is the… Sin­gle biggest  per­for­mance factor; […]

The Importance of Big Data to All of Us

by Angela Guess Adam Frank of NPR recently wrote an article boldly entitled, Big Data is the Steam Engine of Our Time. In it he writes, “We inhabit a world of blinding technological change. New devices, new programs and new infrastructure rise up, dominate discourse and pass away before we even have time to comprehend […]

Hadoop Rules the World

by Angela Guess Rani Molla and Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently discussed what they refer to as the Hadoop ecosystem. They write, “To say Hadoop has become really big business would be to understate the case. At a broad level, it’s the focal point of a immense big data movement, but Hadoop itself is now […]

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