How are you governing unstructured data?

Most data governance initiatives begin with structured data – information held in systems or databases. Yet, unstructured data comprises the overwhelming majority of an enterprise’s information assets – and is of enormous potential business value to those who harness it correctly. It also presents huge challenges when it comes to management, governance, and effectively leveraging information…

Big Data, Little Data

 “Big data” was one of 2012’s buzzwords – spawning a host of new technologies and comment. One of the challenges for implementers is that there are conflicting views as to what big data is. Everyone agrees that big data is about volume. The principal focus of most commentators, and most technology solutions, is related to…

Is bigger data better data?

A friend recently updated her Facebook  status to “engaged”. Shortly afterwards she noticed that the ads that were popping up around her facebook page were wedding oriented. Another friend, after adding some photographs to her profiles was freaked out by the question – “Did you take these at Bob’s wedding in Nieu Bethesda?”. She had…