Archive for August 2016

SCOLA Finds the Answer with Attivio Enterprise Search

Plenty of organizations deal with massive data volumes in a variety of file types. But few have to provide a responsive web search interface to massive content in more than 200 languages.

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The Future of Business Intelligence is in Data Prep

As Dan Woods points out in a recent article for Forbes, technology marketplaces cycle through predictable stages as they mature. He applies this insight to the component versus platform decision that organizations face when adopting new technologies.

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Why the Data-Savvy Organization Needs a Data Catalog

If it seems like Big Data’s already hit us in full force, take a look at this. Gartner, the data industry’s leading seer, sights an even bigger wave that will wash over whole industries.

First comes the setup: “By 2018, over half of large organizations globally will compete using advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms,” Gartner states in Data and Analytics: 100 Data and Analytics Predictions Through 2020

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When It’s Business…and Personal

The Case of Raymond James 

In the month since FINRA announced total of $17 million in fines against financial adviser Raymond James and its financial services affiliate, two threads have circulated through social media.  The first took note that broker-dealers were now squarely in the enforcement sights of regulators.  The second focused on the piercing of the corporate veil and the penalties administered to James’ former AML Compliance officer.

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The Chief Data Officer and Data Innovation

If you're a CDO, how would you describe your most important role: as gatekeeper or innovator? Or are you walking a tight rope between the two? Those questions figured prominently at the 10th annual MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium held in July.

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How a Virtual Data Catalog Improves Data Governance

Data democratization is about giving a larger group of people in the company access to self-service tools to find and work with the data they need for analysis. This self-service capability needs to happen to enable data-driven organization. But there is a fine line between enabling self-service and ensuring data is accessed by the right people and used in the right situations.

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New Attivio Patent: Dynamic System Updates

As any developer knows, perfect software doesn’t just happen it, pardon the pun, “develops” over time. Developers engage in a seemingly everlasting iterative process involving bug fixes and changes that can last for the lifetime of an application. But writing the software is only half the battle; it must then be deployed.

For big data companies like ours that run software across distributed networks, this is no small task. In particular, a developer makes changes, runs tests, identifies errors or processing improvements to address, and then makes more changes.

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