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Loraine Lawson

Loraine Lawson

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How Predictive Analytics Is Improving Student Retention in Higher Ed

29 Sep, 2014

When it came time to set the IT department’s improvement goals, VP of IT Bill Thirsk decided to use a data-driven approach to reducing course drop-out rates.

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Big Data Is Bigger in North America

26 Sep, 2014

While Big Data experienced international growth last year, North America led with a 9.2 percent jump in the past year.

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Beware Integration Pitfalls as Businesses Head to Cloud for BI/Analytics

25 Sep, 2014

A new analytics market survey shows that more organizations have plans to adopt cloud analytics, but integration problems could arise.

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Reasons Business Users Are Embracing Data Governance

24 Sep, 2014

Slowly, data governance is moving into the hands of business users, who are becoming stakeholders with a vested interest in data.

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The New Data Quality Tool: Crowdsourcing, Externally or Internally

23 Sep, 2014

New crowdsourcing companies can help provide quality data by collecting and validating data from online sources.

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How Master Data Management Can Help Sales and Build Brand

22 Sep, 2014

New use cases for MDM have moved far beyond the basic master product or customer data.

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One Way or Another, SMBs Need to Solve Integration with Cloud Analytics

19 Sep, 2014

Though jumping into Big Data analytics may sound scary for SMBs, experts warn that putting it off may jeopardize business. So what's a company to do?

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Data Poor in a Data-Driven World

18 Sep, 2014

One data expert offers a provocative look at how differences in class structure may emerge as a digital disparity in data among our citizens.

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Data Start-ups Promise Businesses Better Data by Giving Power to the People

16 Sep, 2014

The premise is simple: The data belongs to individuals, so individuals are (among) the ones who should profit from it.

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Using High-Tech Data to Drive Savings in Low-Tech Business Divisions

15 Sep, 2014

Data isn’t just for marketing, sales and CXOs.

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Informatica Offers Free Trial of Big Data Edition for Cloudera, Hortonworks Hadoop

12 Sep, 2014

Informatica's offer and slew of data management webinars are in the news this week.

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The Three Ways Omnichannel Data Trips Up Marketing

11 Sep, 2014

Big Data analytics is changing marketing, not always for the better. An insistence on linear attribution and confusion about complex data is creating distrust within the department.

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Survey: Federal IT Agencies Need Better Cloud Data Management

10 Sep, 2014

Fewer than half said their organizations have mature data governance practices in the cloud.

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Big IoT Breakout Is Still Years Away, Experts Say

09 Sep, 2014

Though we may be maxed out over IoT hype, there’s still a lot of work to be done before it can ever reach the plateau of productivity.

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Why Data Lakes Turn into Data Swamps

05 Sep, 2014

Data swamps, of course, are the opposite of what organizations intend when they set out to build a data lake: filled with disorganized, bad or even lost data.

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The Big Stumbling Block for Cloud Analytics: Legacy Integration

04 Sep, 2014

Legacy integration work can be a major part of the problem, particularly when BI tools are already integrated with other applications, including forecasting and planning software.

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Questioning the Assumptions in Predictive Analytics

03 Sep, 2014

An analytics expert recommends that business leaders ask some serious questions about what’s going on behind the predictive analytics curtain.

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Webinar to Reveal How Top Firm Manages Data Governance

02 Sep, 2014

Standard & Poor's head of data stewardship will be giving a webinar on data governance and how it works within its agile environment.

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Four Use Cases That Take the Labor Out of Cloud Integration

29 Aug, 2014

An integration expert gives four cloud integration use cases that could help your organization simplify its own integration process.

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Integration Problems Can Stifle Mobile Innovation, Warns Oracle VP

28 Aug, 2014

One Oracle VP believes that before an enterprise can successfully move into the mobile world, it must first master integration.

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