Integration & Governance

Data protection principles bring big data benefits

September 29, 2014
When big data involves personal data, the principles of data protection still apply. This is not just a compliance issue—it’s about fairness, transparency and trust. Getting data protection right helps organizations to realize the benefits of big data.   Read More

Declaring data independence

September 26, 2014
Before business users can start to analyze data and consider the next best actions to improve results, it is typically required to submit a request for the data. Depending on the backlog of requests to IT, the business user might have to wait days, weeks or more before moving ahead with analysis and action. How do you overcome this constraint? Read More

Data science's limitations in addressing global warming

September 25, 2014
Global climate data is massive, diverse and often internally inconsistent. Researchers who attempt to use data science to understand, predict and control global warming find themselves challenged by methodological limitations that frustrate their attempts to fathom this sprawling mosaic. Chief issues include historically thin sources, rampant auto-correlations and heterogeneous data provenance. Tackling global warming requires a harmonious balance between theory-driven domain science and data-driven statistical analysis. Read More

The rise of the citizen consumer

September 22, 2014
We’re all consumers, and companies realize that in order to compete they must put the consumer at the center of their activities. They must understand the consumer, anticipate their needs and provide easy ways to engage. We have all become used to that, and are increasingly expecting the same kind of understanding and service from our government. While governments don’t compete with each other, they are competing with the way we as consumers are being engaged. In a very real sense, we are all citizen consumers. Read More

Privacy and the Internet of Things

September 22, 2014
Few people really understand what the Internet of Things really is, much less the privacy implications attached.  Read More

The rise of the chief data officer

September 22, 2014
The emerging role of the chief data officer (CDO) was a key topic discussed at the UK Data Governance Forum’s second annual seminar held in London this September. At the seminar, representatives from organizations across many industry sectors addressed the increasing importance of data, the rise of the CDO role and the necessity for successful information governance in generating business value from data. Read More

Putting data to work for everyone in your organization

September 19, 2014
It seems that everyone these days is interested in big data: using more data, more quickly and making better decisions from it. How does your company interact with data? Or, more specifically, how do business users interact with data? Read More

Connecting the Internet of Things and the Informix Warehouse Accelerator

September 18, 2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum as organizations explore the opportunities and challenges around connecting the unconnected—from people, to devices and everything in between. These efforts will also significantly expand the volume of captured data. Learn how you can securely combine structured, unstructured, TimeSeries, spatial and other sensor data from the Internet of Things into a single source of intelligence with the Informix Warehouse Accelerator. Read More

What does the Gmail hack tell us about data security?

September 15, 2014
Hackers claimed to have released a list of five million Gmail usernames and passwords this past Thursday, resulting in coverage of yet another high profile data breach in the news. Who was responsible for the leak: Google or its users? What does this incident teach us about the public view on companies’ digital security? Read More

How Apple’s product reveal addresses data governance

September 12, 2014
Apple’s product reveal on Tuesday introduced thrilling new capabilities in mobile. The launch of their Apply Pay program will allow iPhone users everywhere to forego credit cards. Management of this type of sensitive big data requires dependable information governance measures from the start. What is Apple doing to protect its users’ financial information? Read More

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