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3 Pillars of GDPR Compliance

The Forrester report “Predictions 2018: A year of reckoning” predicted that 80% of firms affected by the GDPR will not be able to comply with the regulation by the time it comes into force on May 25. Of those noncompliant firms, 50% will intentionally not comply.…

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Added by Amy Flippant on July 3, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

Unifying the Data Warehouse, Data Lake, and Data Marketplace

There was a time when developing a data warehouse was sufficient to quench the thirst for data, reporting, and analytics of most business users. Not anymore. Organizations have discovered that data can be a valuable business asset. It has taken some time, but finally they realize they can do more with all the data that’s available than just produce simple reports. With the right data they can distinguish themselves from the competition, reduce costs by optimizing business processes, and…

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Added by Amy Flippant on January 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

If Data is as Valuable as Gold, It’s Time to Polish Your Data Architecture

It speaks volumes of the world we live in today when headlines such as “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” and “Why Data May Be More Valuable Than Dollars” are commonplace. With the explosion of IoT and with that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created per day, the underlying power of this data comes as no surprise.

Unlike gold however, data is ubiquitous and being created at an exponential rate. So where’s the value in something that is everywhere?…

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Added by Amy Flippant on June 5, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Age of the Customer: The Key to the 360° View

The evolution of modern technology in the past 10 years is astounding: our mobile phones are becoming smarter by the second, our online behavior is revealing more about human nature and our wearable technology knows more about our general well-being than our family doctor.

This adoption of technology into almost every facet of our life will surely define this epoch as the digital era. We have been talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) for many years now, these “things” being all…

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Added by Amy Flippant on May 9, 2017 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Market Shifts in Data Integration Technology

It wouldn’t take a genius to notice the evolution of modern technology. In just the past ten years, we’ve watched the flip-phone transform into the smartphone and the automobile inch towards autonomy. Within our own space, we’ve noticed similar shifts, as the resurgent process of data virtualization is growing in importance within the larger data integration market. To further understand the nature of this shift, we take to Gartner:

As data…

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Added by Amy Flippant on April 10, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Does Your Company Speak the Same Data Language?

“A company that ceases to grow will die;” a useful albeit slightly morbid mantra for any business trying to make it out there in the big wide world. How can business avoid such an outcome? One answer is by staying relevant, no mean feat in our rapidly changing environment.

Staying relevant is a question of recognising what your customers want and having the ability to deliver that requirement as quickly as possible. Easier said than done, however, with the enormous…

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Added by Amy Flippant on March 14, 2017 at 8:03am — No Comments

Data Virtualization: A Supermarket for Data

What is data virtualization? Here’s an analogy using a concept that we can all relate to: a supermarket.

Picture the scene: Shopping list in one hand, shopping basket in the other, you’re ready to tackle your weekly shopping in your local supermarket. Your items range from fruit and vegetables to washing detergent, perhaps with some free-range eggs thrown in for good measure. Quite the eclectic mix, but you know that you’ll be able to find all you need under one…

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Added by Amy Flippant on March 9, 2017 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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