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The data governance story: An introduction to governance and metadata

The data governance story: An introduction to governance and metadata

February 15, 2017 | by Marc Haber, Offering Manager, IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, IBM
The need for information is paramount to our need to excel and succeed. Businesses rely on information for strategic planning and driving growth. Individuals rely on information to make decisions and gain understanding of things. All information is driven by knowledge, and for knowledge to be an...
Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

February 13, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
When the data lake is deployed as an infrastructure to be exploited by different users in various departments with their own needs, their own different requirements and often their own dialects in terms of a business language, then a universal translator can become very useful. Especially with the...
Understanding data ownership in the data lake

Understanding data ownership in the data lake

February 10, 2017 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
There is so much talk about data as a new natural resource. The amount of data organizations and citizens across the globe produce, is authored in many systems and consumed by various organizations and users in different formats. This begs the following questions: Who owns this data? And why it is...
Analytics and the cloud: A perfect match

Analytics and the cloud: A perfect match

February 7, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that takes a peek at what is driving analytics onto the cloud, what are the challenges that will need to be overcome over the next 5 years and how they will be tackled.
Extending the scope and utility of data integration

Extending the scope and utility of data integration

February 2, 2017 | by Davendra Paltoo, Offering Manager, IBM
It is said that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire preceding history of mankind. It would be interesting to find out how much of this data has been analyzed and put to good use. Analyzing and harnessing big data is undoubtedly the major challenge of the day for all...

How a global cosmetics company created a solid data foundation

January 23, 2017 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
Just as a cosmetics company is focused on the foundation for beauty, many companies regardless of industry are looking to specialize in high-quality presentation of product to consumers. See how one global cosmetics organization took a master data management approach that offers expertise,...
Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

January 16, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
Data models for developing data warehouses need to evolve for managing and defining data lakes. This first installment of a blog series on charting the data lake introduces the potential role of data models in data lake environments and how they need to take an active role in defining and managing...

Case in point: Verizon’s cognitive journey and the customer experience

December 15, 2016 | by Preetam Kumar, Product Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM
Without question, our lives are very different from only a couple decades ago, thanks in part to some pretty amazing technology advances including smartphones and other devices, mobile apps, an ever-growing array of social channels and more. Take a look at how one telecommunications organization...
What successful GDPR strategies have in common

What successful GDPR strategies have in common

December 14, 2016 | by Christophe De Melio, Strategic Client Engagement Executive, Analytics CTO Office, IBM
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 had a lot of worldwide focus on cognitive capabilities and their application in analytics, commerce and security. And yet, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted in 2016 and applicable in 2018, seemed to garner quite a bit of interest among...

Information architecture: The key to governance, integration and automation

December 12, 2016 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
Emerging technologies—3D printing, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobile computing, sensors, wearable devices and the like—are transforming the ways in which modern organizations manage and use data. But much of that data remains unused. Successfully capitalizing on information...

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