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Zygimantas Jacikevicius's Blog Posts Tagged 'data' (5)

Top 20 Open Data sources

Data is everywhere, created and used by just about anyone. The days when companies or individuals had to pay significant sums of money to access useful and interesting datasets is long gone. Here is our top 20 list of the best free data sources available online.

 

1. Data.gov.uk the UK government’s open data portal including the British National Bibliography – metadata on all UK books and publications since 1950.



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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on February 24, 2016 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Outside In Data Governance – a value driven approach

Originally written by Nigel Higgs on LinkedIn Pulse.

We who have been in the data sphere a while and in and around Data Governance will have seen the pitch-decks, watched the webinars, read the blogs and attended the conferences.  Some of us will have…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on February 15, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Introduction to metadata

Metadata is organised information that describes, locates or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve information. Metadata is all around us, it started as catalogue cards in libraries and is now used mainly in a digital manner. Metadata is everywhere, every webpage, every file, picture, piece of software has…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on January 22, 2016 at 12:45am — 3 Comments

Top 5 graph visualisation tools

Data visualisation is the process of displaying data in visual formats such as charts, graphs or maps. This method is commonly used to grasp more meaning out of a snapshot of data which in other approaches might require sorting through piles of spreadsheets and great quantity of reports. With the amount of data growing rapidly it is more important than ever to interpret all of this information correctly and quickly to make well-informed business decisions.

Graph visualisation has a…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 23, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Introduction to Data Lineage

Sophisticated modern businesses like banks and insurers are data rich. Data is fundamental to their business effectiveness and efficiency.

However, data is not just relevant to the business processes that create it. Many classes of data are essential outside of their main business purpose. This may be for internal reporting and analysis, for use by…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 5, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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