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15 Mar, 2018

Concepts and Uses of Open Data

15 March, 2018
Paula R. Buchanan
More Data Geekery

The use of open data is becoming more popular. Data management professionals should develop familiarity with the concept, use, and challenges of open data. Introduction The concept of open data is not new, but its use is becoming more prevalent as the availability of sources, and the validity of those sources, grows. Problems often arise because these sources are commercially valuable or can be ag



5 Mar, 2018

Improving the ROI of Big Data and Analytics through Leveraging new Sources of Data

05 March, 2018
Bart Baesens
Data Warehousing

Investing in new sources of data can help to unravel complex customer behavior and improve key analytical insights Introduction Big Data and Analytics are all around these days. Most companies already have their first analytical models in production and are thinking about further boosting their performance. Far too often, they focus on the analytical techniques rather than on the key ingredient: d



21 Feb, 2018

The Poor State of Data Quality and a Solution

21 February, 2018
Thomas C. Redman
Data Quality

A CONVERSATION WITH TOM REDMAN : Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. Data quality has been a continual challenge for almost every organization for many years. In this recap of a conversation with Dr. Thomas C. Redman, he offers a possible simple solution. AMS: Subscribers to Data Management University should study “Only 3% of Companies Data Meet Basic Quality Standards” published September 2017 by Tadhg N



16 Feb, 2018

Differences Between Text and Big Data

16 February, 2018
William H. Inmon
Textual Data Analysis

Text and Big Data are not synonymous, regardless of attempts to force them to be considered as similar.  One of the questions that vendors love to ask (and to confuse people with) is combining / mixing Big Data and text.  The confusion becomes apparent when the question “Isn’t text the same thing as Big Data?” arises. The short answer is that text can be placed inside Big Data, but Big Da



19 Jan, 2018

Is Data Theft Your Biggest Information Governance Nightmare?

19 January, 2018
Christopher J. Michael
Data Security

Data theft is a serious risk for every organization, regardless of industry or size. Establishing a strong Information Governance framework to defend against this risk is an essential practice. Introduction According to the Washington Post, Insurance Journal and other business sources, a recent study Data Theft by Employees Affects 69% of Businesses of 208 organizations revealed 69 percent “



9 Jan, 2018

Variations on Textual Data

09 January, 2018
William H. Inmon
Textual Data Analysis

Textual data comes in a variety of formats, which information technology (IT) specialists and end-users must be aware of and address when developing and using textual solutions. When you ask a person about processing text, the usual reaction is to simply say – “well you just read text…”  Most people do not give a second thought to reading text.  They think that text is just text and that



18 Dec, 2017

Difficult Decisions in Business Analysis: Truth or Dare

18 December, 2017
Dagmar Anne Cole, CBAP
Business Analysis

The Business Analyst plays “Truth or Dare.” Does Dare accept the challenge of an impossible task and possibly discover hidden opportunity or accept the conventional truth and bypass the challenge? Introduction In the game Truth or Dare, a player either responds to a question by telling the truth or is dared to complete a difficult task. Often, the Business Analyst is caught in a game of Truth



8 Dec, 2017

Foundations of Business Analysis

08 December, 2017
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Business Analysis

Business Analysis is an essential skill that every successful organization must have, since it focuses on determining solutions to business problems using process and proven techniques. Introduction Business analysis is the collection of activities that allow an organization to examine their goals and objectives, and the processes they must use to achieve those goals and objectives. It is the set



16 Nov, 2017

4 Workforce Thoughts for Information Governance

16 November, 2017
Christopher J. Michael
Records and Information Management

Did you know the greatest threat to information governance and security is your own employees? Introduction The 2015 Data Breach Forecast by Experian found that employees were the main cause of about 60% of security incidents.  Although this type of breach doesn’t make the news in the same way that outside hackers do, the threat of malicious insiders, unauthorized use of cloud services and tool



3 Nov, 2017

Evolution of Textual Data

03 November, 2017
William H. Inmon
Textual Data Analysis

Evolutions occur gradually, and the evolution of textual data's capabilities has shown the value inherent in it, despite the limitations of traditional database management systems The least obvious time to be aware that you are witnessing an evolution is in the middle of the evolution. Evolutions occur gradually and naturally, to the point that they just seem natural to the witnesses to the evolut



The First Steps in Building a World Class Data Management Program

Date : 24 May 2018, Time : 1:00 PM, USA/Chicago
Presenter:David Marco
Registration Opens December 11, 2017.

During this webinar international speaker and bestselling author, David Marco will walk us through the key first steps needed in building a world-class data management program.

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