Loraine Lawson

Loraine Lawson

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The Importance of Integration

03 Jul, 2015

Deal with the data now before it suffocates your systems.

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Confused About Spark? Six Facts You Need to Know

01 Jul, 2015

Apache Spark is an up-and-coming data analysis technology. Here are six points to help the enterprise decide whether it's time to adopt.

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Why Government Apps Are Totally Lame (And How to Fix It)

30 Jun, 2015

The problem seems to be the lack of a clear strategy of prioritizing critical services first.

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BI Tools Adding Advanced Data Capabilities, but Beware: Governance Lags

29 Jun, 2015

New advancements in BI are pushing well beyond self-serve features.

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Three Problems that Prove You Need a CDO

22 Jun, 2015

Someone needs to be both accountable and have the power to enforce accountability within the organization. As data becomes more of an opportunity and challenge, it makes sense to appoint a chief data officer to manage both.

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Are Businesses Back-Tracking on Chief Data Officers?

18 Jun, 2015

Companies that have appointed CDOs seem to have uncertainty about the role. Others seem to have tacked on CDO duties to other positions. Does the enterprise need a CDO?

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Businesses Say Big Data Is Changing Markets, But What’s Holding Back Adoption?

12 Jun, 2015

Though other vendors aren't offering alternatives to Hadoop, adoption of the framework is still low. But experts still predict it will take off.

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Five Questions to Help CIOs Avoid IoT Data Problems

09 Jun, 2015

Defining real-time data, data analytics needs, storage and networking are all part of Internet of Things success.

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Pentaho Acquisition a Sign of Major Changes in Data Integration

05 Jun, 2015

Pentaho's acquisition by Hitachi Data Systems is just part of today's ever shrinking data integration market.

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How to Stop the New Silos Created by Data Democratization

02 Jun, 2015

The downside to data democratization is more data silos. This isn’t the first time IT has faced this problem.

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Why SharePoint 2016 Needs to Address Integration Shortcomings

29 May, 2015

Why is SharePoint so hard to integrate? It wasn't built for heterogeneous environments, for one thing.

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Another Type of Citizen Integrator: The Mobile App User

28 May, 2015

Vendors are studying how mobile apps are used and coming up with 'recipes' to help them integrate them without IT's assistance.

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Four Questions to Ask Before Building the Data Infrastructure of Tomorrow

22 May, 2015

Business users want access to data, and to be data-driven, the company needs that access. Consider these four points when attempting to build out your new data infrastructure.

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Why Data Services Are Key to Supporting New Tech Trends

20 May, 2015

A service approach to data is a key component of a modern technology infrastructure, but data services will require new approaches to data integration.

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New Types of Data Demand New Infrastructure

15 May, 2015

It’s a truism that technology changes quickly and ages fast — and yet, despite massive network and computer evolutions, not much changed for data until Big Data came along.

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Why Cloud Infrastructure Changes Your Data Integration

13 May, 2015

Cloud infrastructure matters because of speed, both for deployment and the speed of the integration itself, experts say.

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Savvy Business Users Want Data Access Without IT Bottlenecks

11 May, 2015

Business users no longer want to wait months for IT to produce data reports; they want to access the rich data uninhibited.

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Building a Business-Friendly Data Science Team

06 May, 2015

Do you need a data team and, if so, what will the composition look like?

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IoT Data: Insights Are Hard to Achieve in an Ocean of Possibilities

05 May, 2015

It seems clear that organizations understand the value of IoT data, but they’re unclear how to actually get from point A (collect the data) to point C (derive value from the data).

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Companies Investing in More BI, Despite Reported Use of Multiple Tools

01 May, 2015

This week's data and integration news includes a report on BI tool usage, a lawsuit based on data quality, and how a Los Angeles hospital is using Apple's HealthKit to integrate data.

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