Get your data ready for 2020

Welcome to 2020 everyone Kicking off by borrowing a look forward from our partner, Syncsort How to Modernize Your Traditional Database in 2020 If your data center is like many others, you have several important applications that rely on traditional database implementations. For example, it’s not unusual for companies to have business-critical applications that use…

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Is it 2020 already?

A recent post on Information Week highlights 10 data and analytics trends that Gartner analyst, Rita Sallam, predicts will expand over the next 3 to 5 years. These trends fit into three main themes – intelligence, structures and scale – bringing together the potential of big data and machine learning. Augmented Analytics Sallam predicts that…

The hidden cost of not finding data

Today I overheard someone say, “Most business users give up trying to find or understand the data they need to do their jobs within 30 minutes of trying.” I gave up after 3 minutes of trying to find its source The digital business is dependent on data Self-service BI is dependent on data. Business goals,…

What is data literacy and why is it important

Everybody that works with data, and that makes decision based on data, needs to have an understanding of the underlying, fundamental data management competencies – such as data governance, data quality and data modelling – that allow them to assess whether data is fit for purpose.