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A Starting Guide to Data Security in the Cloud

by   |    August 1, 2012

Shifting applications and infrastructure to the cloud does not mean an organization abdicates responsibility for the security and integrity of its data. Experts in the field have developed checklists to help you evaluate cloud strategies and cloud services providers. Read More…




Unstructured Data All Around Us? Not Quite

by   |    July 25, 2012

Let’s not worry about how much unstructured data lies out there, and how fast it’s growing. It’s only the data pertaining to your corporate goals and strategy that matters. Most of the “big data” that pertains to you is not totally unstructured. And it can be tamed, writes Rajan Chandras. Read More…


Paul Barth, left, and Randy Bean, right, of NewVantage Partners.

Podcast: The Importance of Creating Sandboxes for Business Intelligence Analysts

by   |    July 23, 2012

Business intelligence analysts need to have the freedom to play with data to find opportunities to uncover business value, argue Paul Barth and Randy Bean of NewVantage Partners. Hear the second part of an interview with them in this podcast. Read More…



A Prescription for Better Analytics at Atrius Health

by   |    July 19, 2012

Atrius Health, a nonprofit medical alliance serving 1 million people in Massachusetts, consolidated its fragmented, technology-focused analytics function and put a doctor in charge. The result: a more collaborative team whose work, including the investments it makes in new tools, is more closely aligned with business needs and strategy. Read More…


MIT dome in Cambridge, Mass.

Data Quality Key to Future Analytics Value

by   |    July 18, 2012

Managers and executives can have grand aspirations of insightful and actionable data analytics projects that instantly add valuable knowledge to business processes, but data executives gathered at MIT said results gleaned with muddy and unclear data likely won’t be worth the trouble. Read More…