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It is inevitable that data would emerge as the most complex and important topics of the next decade. The expansion of the amount and types of data that we have been accumulating across more systems—physical and virtual, applications, and electronic devices – is astounding.  These environments generate huge amounts of data – from structured to unstructured – and with increasing use of digital images, social media, and data streams this explosion of data is continuing beyond what we could have imagined. Many organizations have created workarounds to manage these large volumes of complex data using warehouses, data marts, and moving...
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You say you already have a plan in place to guard your company’s data? Are you sure it has you adequately protected? While you certainly understand the need for data security – your sales challenges are tough enough without exposing your customer’s credit card information to a security breech, for example - the chances are good that in 2010 you will consider various options for improving the security of your data.  If you are going to protect your company's most valuable asset -- your data --  you will begin to view data security as a component of a more comprehensive information...
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After just returning from IBM’s Information on Demand (IOD) Conference in Las Vegas, I would like to take this opportunity to virtually whisper just one word in the ear of a current day Benjamin Braddock, “analytics”. Many businesses have spent the past 25 years or so automating and streamlining business processes in order to drive improvements in efficiency and productivity.  But now, it is becoming apparent that these businesses expect their future success will increasingly depend on how skillfully they manage, govern, and analyze information. Businesses are applying analytical techniques to business information to help reduce risk and increase the certainty...
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One of the most critical IT management responsibilities is to ensure that the business has access to trusted information. This is actually a very challenging goal for many companies because the data needed to support business decision making is often inconsistent, redundant and of poor quality. Company data sources have become increasingly complex, often trapped in a complex tangle of disparate data stores and technology systems. Large enterprises have typically approached the management of information in a siloed way. Each division or line of business within an organization such as finance, sales and marketing, operations, or a specific product line has...
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