If information is paramount, it becomes our collective responsibility to nurture, develop, secure and protect information. One should nurture and develop information so that it is well formed, mature and timely; and secure and protect information so that it is valued and guarded, not shared or
If you’re truly data-driven, how often do you make a critical decision based solely on information from one part of the company? At the organizational level, how valuable is data when decision makers have to rely on IT (not to mention a tangle of technical and bureaucratic red tape) just to access
A decade ago, governance was dictated and enacted by a select group of people. Today, while the principles of governance are largely owned by the same select group of people, everyone has a hand and shared responsibility in the enactment and fulfillment of governance.
No matter what site you search, it’s pretty clear that self service data is a top trend in the data market today. The knowledge and insight that we can obtain from data is truly a secret weapon. But the challenge is making the data available while keeping it trusted and governed.
Data, insights, cloud, agile, analytics. These are all terms that get thrown around a lot in technology these days. But the truth is that unless you can combine some or all of these concepts, the bottom line benefit to your business will likely not as great as you may expect.
This is the fourth in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. Read our introduction to the series. This blog concerns itself with the rise of open source software and how it is used for a whole host of analytical purposes. However, as will be seen in this blog, there are significant gaps in
Although NoSQL database technology has been around for a long time (before SQL actually), not until the advent of Web 2.0, when companies such as Google and Amazon began using the technology, did NoSQL’s popularity really take off. Market Research Media forecasts NoSQL Market to be $3.4 Billion by
The Academy Awards provided a great example of the challenges of data integration. The business output of the data integration processes in the award ceremony is the announcement of a winner in a specific category.
Data is often the catalyst that drives business direction and growth. However, if data is cryptic and not understood, then how can such data contribute to such direction or growth? Just like in life, we learn from our past, as we gain direction and insight from previous events or activities to make
Quite often, we see that the need for data security and governance makes some organizations hesitant about migrating to the cloud. This is perfectly understandable given the types of data gathered and used by businesses today, the regulations they must adhere to on both a local and global level,
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.
There is a growing need for versatile, hybrid architectures that can combine the best of both data warehousing and big data analytics. The cloud is the perfect solution, because it makes it easier to build a robust data warehouse as a central “hub”, and then add other environments that can be