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Textual Search and Analysis

Textual search and textual analysis are related, but they are not synonymous. Introduction For many years, text has been the great “black hole” of computer technology. There have been many reasons why text has proven to be such a great mystery. Text does not fit well with the high degree of structure required by a standard database management system (DBMS).

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ETL Test Automation Planning for DW

Applying DevOps-style test automation to projects can guarantee a high level of data quality in any business intelligence / analytics initiative. Introduction According to a CIO.com article, Gartner Group recently stated that between 70 and 80 percent of business intelligence initiatives are initially considered failures but many resume due to their importance to the organization. As businesses create (and need) more data than

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Benefits and Challenges of CRM, MDM, CDP for Customer Data

To investigate how to improve the management of Customer Data, organizations often choose from among CRM, MDM or a CDP Introduction Many valid options exist in the marketplace when seeking a solution to manage customer data. Organizations commonly consider Customer Relationship Management(CRM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Customer Data Platform (CDP) solutions. They each offer some significant differences but confusingly

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The Four Types of Chief Data Officers

Every organization, in every industry, needs a Chief Data Officer (CDO). Use these guidelines and criteria to choose the one with the optimal skills and background for success Introduction Although the chief data officer role is a relatively new addition to the C-suite, it has now been in place long enough in many enterprises to make some general observations about

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Planning for Data Mapping Projects

It is essential to develop a plan for data mapping in advance of the project to ensure success in ETL, data integration, and business intelligence / analytics efforts Introduction Planning is arguably the most important stage of the entire data mapping project. Documentation needed for a project’s sources should include data maps and data dictionaries to deliver a complete definition

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Electronic Records: Definition, Principles, and Applications

Electronic records and their management have transformed how organizations collect, organize, and use a variety of information formats in any organization, not only pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical companies. Introduction The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established regulations for electronic records and signatures in Title 21 CFR Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Effective since 1997 and

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7 Common Myths about the Zachman Architecture Framework

The Zachman Framework is a thinking tool. Its abstract nature has led to the proliferation of some myths that hinder its understanding and adoption. Introduction Widely misunderstood and misrepresented, the Zachman Architecture Framework is simply a thinking tool, not a methodology. Its fundamentally neutral position concerning methodology and implementation is the secret to its power and the reason it has

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Business Analyst Mindset Defined

What makes a business analyst exceptional? Although skill competency is important, the business analyst mindset plays a crucial role in the success of any business change. Introduction Business analysis is widely acknowledged as a profession and a critical competency required to define, plan and implement business changes. Much has been written about business analysis tools and techniques, modelling notations and

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Basics of Blockchain Technology

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 used

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