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Featured Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (26)

Measuring Risk

Most companies work regularly to reduce risk without truly understanding exactly what risk really is, or how much it should be reduced.  Some managers will tell you that risk exists, but they won’t be able to tell you where or to what extent.  Others can identify where a risk might lie, but can not tell you the impact to the company should the identified risky event occur.

Most technology managers tend to talk about risk in terms of security and disaster…


Added by James Sullivan on August 9, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

60+ R resources

And other great resources and articles from top news outlets:


Added by Vincent Granville on August 7, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Agile Data Quality Best Practices

How enterprises can accelerate the creation of new data quality solutions while aligning with business goals.

Article originally published on by Philip Russom, TDWI…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 7, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Hadoop: What It Is And Why It’s Such A Big Deal

Guest blog post by Francesca Krihely.

Here’s a prediction and a challenge, rolled into one. Whatever the level of your present understanding of Hadoop, in short, you’re going to hear a lot more about Hadoop in…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 7, 2013 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

Important message to Gmail users

If you have a Gmail account (and most of us do), you might have noticed a new feature that Google is slowly deploying across all users. Not everybody is impacted yet, though more and more users are every day, and it is still possible to reverse back to the old Gmail if you don't like it.

Google, in the new Gmail version,…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

How To Avoid The Big Data Quicksand

These are not ordinary times for CIO's. The news about Netflix's Big Data success, and Big Data's involvement in predicting the last election results might have created a buzz among the IT workers, but it was the NSA's surveillance news that established a beachhead for Big Data in the public arena. Business managers might become nervous about what the competition is…


Added by Fari Payandeh on August 1, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

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