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11 Sep, 2019

Basics of Blockchain Technology

11 September, 2019
William Hess
More Data Geekery

Blockchain is a combination of technology and processes used to allow the recording of transactions and their metadata permanently and with validation. It is an essential component of trusted security operations. Introduction The blockchain technology is a frequently mentioned term when talking about cryptocurrencies. However, many people have little to no idea how it actually works, what it is us


28 Aug, 2019

Fundamentals of Data Literacy

28 August, 2019
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Every organization, in every industry, should adopt a data-literate culture. What does that mean? How can data literacy be socialized in existing organizations? Introduction In many organizations, data is the product. In most other enterprises, data is an essential component of operations and decision-making. Historically, the access to data has been in the hands of selected experts, such as analy


23 Aug, 2019

The Importance of Data Mapping for Data Integration Projects

23 August, 2019
Wayne Yaddrow
Data Integration

Data mapping (source-to-target mapping) is an essential activity for all data integration, business intelligence, and analytics initiatives Introduction Data mapping is among the most important design steps in data migration, data integration, and business intelligence projects. Mapping source to target data greatly influences project success – perhaps more than any other task. The outcome of th


14 Aug, 2019

Metadata based ETL Transforms Data Integration

14 August, 2019
Fred Zimmerman
Data Integration

Metadata-based extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) can support a new approach to any organization’s data integration and development practices Introduction Traditional extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) software is a computer programming tool that enables a developer to create custom ETL code. Custom coding is a management challenge with expensive overhead and complex coordin


7 Aug, 2019

Most Popular Phishing Scams

07 August, 2019
Paul Bedford
Data Strategy

With cyber-crime on the rise and sophistication levels escalating, educating people against the most common attacks is essential Introduction Phishing is a technique that is used to get confidential data from individuals and companies into the hands of criminals with the purpose of extracting money, cloning identities, and ruining reputations. Here are the five most common types to be vigilant aga


1 Aug, 2019

Networking for Career Success

01 August, 2019
Margaret Resce Milkint
Professional Development

Relationship-building, career management, professional networking, career development are all essential components to a successful professional career Introduction Professional networks play a vital role in career management and development. As data science evolves, data management professionals are tasked with not only mastering technical skills, but also cultivating human skills, such as the abi


17 Jul, 2019

Implementing an Enterprise Data Services Office

17 July, 2019
Charles Ngando Black
Strategy & Roadmap

Development of a data-centric enterprise architecture requires a new approach to data management, one that respects business requirements. Introduction Moving toward a data-centric enterprise architecture also affects relationships between data stakeholders and requires rethinking the data management organization and rules. It also suggests that the integration of these changes in an enterprise ar


2 Jul, 2019

Data Governance Program Team Structure

02 July, 2019
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Governance

Every Data Governance program needs a team to coordinate and manage its activities, and a leader to oversee the team’s responsibilities and guide its interactions with the rest of the organization   Introduction Many organizations struggle with the design and implementation of their data governance programs for a variety of reasons. They may not understand the need for an enterprise approac


26 Jun, 2019

The Basics of Data Lineage

26 June, 2019
Irina Steenbeek, Ph.D.
Metadata Management

Data Lineage is an essential component in all business metadata management. Often overlooked, the value of data lineage can be seen in many areas. Introduction There is a growing interest in data lineage for many reasons, across all areas of the enterprise data management community, especially as business metadata becomes more necessary to non-IT professionals. There are several groups of stakehol


19 Jun, 2019

Foundations of Data Extraction Transform Load (ETL)

19 June, 2019
Wayne Yaddow

Data extraction, transformation, and loading processes enable many activities in information technology projects. Understanding the concepts and practices of ETL is essential for all data and technology professionals Introduction Data extract, transform, load (ETL) is a process of copying data from one or more sources into a target system which is usually designed to represent the data differently



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