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June 20, 2017
IBM pulled the plug on its distribution of Hadoop in favor of reselling Hortonworks' bundle of big data technologies, a decision that reduces the number of Hadoop vendors to four.
April 28, 2017
Data lakes offer a more expansive alternative to data warehouses for analytics uses. TDWI analyst Philip Russom offers advice on how to get things right in a data lake architecture.
April 25, 2017
A new study from information management firm Veritas Technologies has suggested that 86 percent of organisations worldwide are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming General Data ...
March 15, 2017
Michael Vapenik, the enterprise data governance officer at American Express, expounds on what it means to be a data-driven organization.
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Tasked with security and compliance, Lucia Milica Turpin watches over internal systems and remote communications customers entrust to the video conferencing company. Continue Reading
In this video, Rob Thomas of IBM Analytics talks about the significance of an effective data governance plan and the role of big data analytics. Continue Reading
The duality of failure, IBM's bet on cognitive computing, and the difference between a data officer and an analytics officer: The Data Mill reports. Continue Reading
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Keeping track of existing data assets is increasingly difficult, but detailed curation of this vital company information can help streamline evolving digital governance processes. Continue Reading
It's not too late to consider signing up for data management conferences in June. Here's a quick rundown of four events focused on Hadoop, Spark, data governance and other topics. Continue Reading
ISAOs are a good way for organizations to share information about security threats. Expert Steven Weil explains what these organizations are and their attributes. Continue Reading
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Deploying big data systems is just the first step for IT and data management teams. The next big challenge is setting up systems and processes for governing data lakes. Continue Reading
The difference between traditional data governance and rules surrounding the mining of customer data is an extra layer to prevent the 'stalker effect' that turns away business. Continue Reading
Big data, when managed properly, can be a blessing to businesses fighting to gain greater insights and a competitive edge in the global marketplace. And it can be a curse to companies unprepared to handle the untold x-bytes of unstructured data unceasingly pouring into their coffers. That's the dilemma most organizations wake up to each day, and as a result, they capture only a fraction of the value that big data analytics promises. At no time is there greater urgency for companies to establish data handling policies and procedures that only good data governance programs can provide.
June's Business Information opens with a stern warning in our editor's note: Don't wait till it's too late to initiate a data governance program. Big data governance can be a highly complex process. Its tentacles reach into most aspects of data management, from data gathering, integration and preparation to quality control. Even more difficult is securing the cooperation of a potentially reluctant and resistant workforce intimidated by thoughts of a data police force regulating and scrutinizing their work. For those reasons, most companies have taken the path of least resistance and avoided setting up formal and reliable data governance programs -- much to their own peril.
Our cover story then stresses the importance of establishing data governance policies dedicated to placing customers first. The lack of such rules has led to customer privacy violations, millions of lost dollars in legal settlements and famous brands nearly destroyed. Data governance provides the necessary checks and balances that help companies adhere to responsible behavior when they probe into the minds and habits of their customers. In our feature, we examine companies that have taken on the challenge of governing their vast data lakes by piecing together various governance tools and mechanisms in do-it-yourself fashion. And we devote numerous more features and columns to help companies apply data governance principles in ways that can bring order to chaotic big data environments.
Also in this issue, see how a small wine shop uses ready-made big data analytics to outsmart much larger stores as they all compete in the same neighborhood for the same customers.Continue Reading
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The internet of things may reduce costs and create new experiences for consumers, but it still needs to mature to produce consistent value for companies. Continue Reading
Data breaches have become increasingly commonplace for businesses, and every company that has an online presence is a potential target for hackers: High-profile hacks of Target Corp. and Anthem Inc., to name a few, show how valuable personal data has become to nefarious parties. In addition to customer data, companies must make sure sensitive company information such as trade secrets and intellectual property are protected as well. To face these constantly evolving data security threats, businesses have been forced to completely revamp their approach to information protection and embed security into data governance and business processes. In this handbook, learn about the pressing information security vulnerabilities facing modern companies and advice to implement governance strategies that keep your data secure. Continue Reading
The Monsanto Company, the world's largest seed company, has turned to the Internet of Things to solve one of the food industry's biggest problems: how to feed an extra 2.3 billion people around the world by 2050. The agrochemical company isn't alone in looking at IoT to solve big problems. CIOs from across industries are researching the technology and vendors that can help them turn an acronym into a business solution. But as our CIO Decisions cover story and main feature this month make clear, IoT initiatives won't happen without close collaboration with business colleagues and operations. Read about the IoT challenges CIOs need to understand before they get started on an enterprise IoT project.
Also in this issue, we look at how free app Duolingo teaches users foreign languages through crowdsourcing; investigate how one CIO's team made the "big switch" from technology supplier to IT service provider; ask an expert about the technologies behind digital transformation; and flag five big mistakes that put CIO careers at risk. Continue Reading