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Differences Between Text and Big Data

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

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Is Data Theft Your Biggest Information Governance Nightmare?

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

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Variations on Textual Data

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

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Foundations of 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

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4 Workforce Thoughts for Information Governance

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

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Evolution of Textual Data

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

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Examining Data Privacy Impact Assessments

A Privacy Impact Assessment, or PIA, is an analysis of how personally identifiable information (PII) is collected, used, shared, and maintained Introduction Along with all the other acronyms concerning privacy, PII (Personally Identifiable Information), GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), DPO

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Building a Rock Solid Data and Analytics Strategy

Every organization’s analytics strategy should be connected to its data strategy; and every organization should have a data strategy that supports its business strategy Introduction Like the lyrics in the children’s song Dem Bones, “the hip bone’s connected to the

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