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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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A Continuing Struggle with Enterprise Architecture

Proper enterprise architecture must include business focus and business involvement, and models of business requirements at all levels are needed as well as models for hardware, software, network, data, etc.… Introduction Recently, I received a letter from a friend of

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Realizing Optimal Value from Cloud Migration

Realizing the most value from cloud migration can be achieved through adopting a new architecture to suit legacy and current databases Introduction Cloud adoption rates continue to increase due to the cost savings, flexibility, reliability, scalability, and often improved security

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Text and Business Value

The business value of text is immense, but it is not well understood by most organizations. Analysis of textual data can provide a wide variety of benefits. It is intuitively obvious to many people that there is great business value

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Challenges of Data Warehouse Re-Architecture

Data warehouse / business intelligence / analytics environments require business and IT cooperation for successful architecture and design Introduction In working with many large corporations across a variety of industries, it is clear that we all face the reality of

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Foundations of Database Operations

Database operations is the development, maintenance, and support of structured data to maximize the value of data across the organization. This function includes database support and data technology management. The management of database operations provide support to the organization for

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Responsibility for Textual Data

Textual data is a valuable component for business analytics, but the responsibility for gathering and managing textual data is unclear. Consider textual processing for delivering business value. Where does the end user turn? The end user certainly recognizes the value

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The Importance of Data Integration

Following some proven guidelines for data integration will ensure success in data warehousing and business intelligence, analytics and related systems initiatives. Introduction Almost every Chief Information Officer (CIO) has the goal of integrating their organization’s data.  In fact, the issue

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