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Planning for Data Mapping Projects

It is essential to develop a plan and use established processes for data mapping in advance of the project. Doing so will ensure success in ETL, data integration, and business intelligence / analytics efforts Introduction Planning is arguably the most

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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. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established regulations for electronic

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7 Common Myths about the Zachman Architecture Framework

The Zachman Framework is a thinking tool, and not a methodology. Its abstract nature has led to the proliferation of some myths that hinder its understanding and adoption, even among data management and architectural communities. Introduction Widely misunderstood and misrepresented,

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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

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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

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Fundamentals of Data Literacy

Every organization, in every industry, should adopt a data-literate culture. What does that mean? How can data literacy be socialized in existing organizations? In many organizations, data is the product.  In most other enterprises, data is an essential component of

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The Importance of Data Mapping for Data Integration Projects

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

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Metadata based ETL Transforms 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

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Most Popular Phishing Scams

With cyber-crime on the rise and sophistication levels escalating, educating people against the most common attacks (phishing, vishing, etc.) is essential. Introduction Phishing is a technique that is used to get confidential data from individuals and companies into the hands

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