Tag "Information management"

Digital Transformation: Finding Your Data is Half the Battle

You’ve undoubtedly heard all the hype about the volume of data doubling every two years.  The sad fact is that first, it’s true and second, 50% of data is coming from external (read: less controllable) sources. That means it’s getting harder and harder to find the forest (read: business insight) for the trees.  Wouldn’t it be great if you had a data catalog that could show you exactly what data you have across your entire organization?

Data is Like Gravity

In High School physics class we learned that all the forces in the universe are based on four fundamental interactions; the strong and weak nuclear forces, the electromagnetic force and the gravitational force. Gravity is unique compared to the other forces in that a) it interacts with ALL particles, and b) its power is cumulative... more

Don’t Fire the CIO, Transform the Business

The headline on the Venture Beat website this weekend was Why you should fire your CIO. The point of the article was that the rest of the executive suite in most organizations is ignorant about IT issues and has abdicated responsibility to the CIO, or they build their own information solutions without sufficient competence in... more

The Surprising Link Between Hurricanes and Strawberry Pop-Tarts: Brought to you by Clean, Consistent and Connected Data

What do you think Wal-Mart’s best-seller is right before a hurricane? If you guessed water like I did, you’d be wrong. According to this New York Times article, “What Wal-Mart Knows About Customers’ Habits” the retailer sells 7X more strawberry Pop-Tarts in Florida right before a hurricane than any other time. Armed with predictive analytics... more