UNIFY: THE FINAL STEP TO DATA DISCOVERY

As we’ve pointed out in two previous white papers, data discovery is a three-part process. Profile and identify—the first two steps—reveal where data resides and what it contains. The third step—unify—is the final step to full data self-service. It provides business analysts and data scientists with the connections and relationships between data elements that unleash the power of data.

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DATA DEXTERITY: THE KEY TO COMPETING ON ANALYTICS

In a 2011 interview with McKinsey & Company, West Point graduate, former U.S. Army Ranger, and retired Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald points out that the military coined the term VUCA—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.[1] McDonald felt that technology—and specifically the intelligent use of data—was the only way to effectively manage in VUCA environments. It presented the key to better innovation, higher productivity, lower costs, and faster growth.[3]
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HAVE WE HAD ENOUGH FINANCIAL INNOVATION?

How UBS Changed the World of Institutional Investment

This far into the Internet-driven evolution of traditional financial services, some commentators are questioning the value and future of digital innovation.  Of course, technology has been re-directed to accomplish objectives inconsistent with legal guidelines and corporate o

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IDENTIFY YOUR DATA SOURCES. QUICKLY.

As Forrester Research points out, data scientists spend a lot of time finding the right data to analyze and preparing it for analysis—around 64 percent of any BI initiative. Likewise, business analysts often find themselves begging IT to fulfill their data requests. The goal of self-service data discovery is to give these individuals—and anyone else who needs access to business data—a means to find relevant data on their own.
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DRIVE SALES PRODUCTIVITY SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

Referring to the strategic value of data in achieving global results, Thermo Fisher CIO Joe Beery said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview, “You have to move quickly to drive revenue.” Joe was talking about Thermo Fisher’s use of Attivio to drive data discovery across disparate sources of enterprise content and power unified information applications that transform the way in which Thermo Fisher engages with their customers.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CUSTOMER LOYALTY?

How Customer Service Is Driving a Revolution in Retail Banking

Banking reputation and customer satisfaction were early casualties of the financial free-fall that’s now being termed the “Great Recession”.  Followed closely by a series of expensive, very-visible trading and regulatory scandals, is anyone surprised to find that banks ranked just ahead of the U.S.

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IF IT’S IN THE NEWS, IT’S IN THE PRICE. OR MAYBE NOT.

How unstructured Big Data may be changing capital markets

Highly respected investment fund manager Bill Miller once noted, “If it’s in the news, it’s in the price.” But that was before “the news” included blogs, tweets, and other social media posts, along with gobs (a technical term) of unstructured data like earnings call transcripts and SEC filings that were instantly available online.

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PROFILE ALL YOUR ENTERPRISE INFORMATION

Before organizations can extract business value from their data by using it to support business intelligence (BI) and Big Data initiatives, they need a firm grasp of where all their data resides and what it contains. Many enterprises can only “see” 10 percent of their data. The other ninety percent remains hidden—dark data. So who knows whether their data analysts and data scientists are working with the best data available? But there’s a good chance they’re not.

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ACCELERATED DATA SOURCE DISCOVERY

The Secret Sauce for BI and Big Data

Peter Drucker once wrote, “a company has two functions—innovation and marketing—everything else is just expenses.” Well, certainly in the last five years, Big Data has driven both. Fortunately, now that some of the hype has cleared around the topic of Big Data, we have a chance to see what’s involved in putting Big Data to work. What’s the journey from excitement over potential to satisfaction with results?

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THE NEW ERA OF ECOMMUNICATIONS ACCOUNTABILITY

What happens when monetary settlements don’t appease financial industry watchdogs?

So what’s bigger news: that Deutsche Bank recently agreed to pay a record $2.5 billion penalty for its role in the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) wire fraud scandal? That its Co-Presidents resigned amid shareholder furor?  Or that, financial industry activists maintain monetary penalties aren’t enough to deter future fraudulent conduct?

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