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Busting Data Management Myths

Mythology is a crucial component of culture. As time passes, groups create collections of tales they tell to explain their world and their ways. Often, through embellishment and exaggeration, the tales are wrapped in warnings and warped by whimsy. What remains is often laced with fantasy, rich with both confusion and concern. Technology workers have... more

Lessons From Kindergarten: The ABC’s of Data

People are obsessed with data. Data captured from our smartphones. Internet data showing how we shop and search — and what marketers do with that data. Big Data, which I loosely define as people throwing every conceivable data point into a giant Hadoop cluster with the hope of figuring out what it all means. Too... more