May 16, 2016

    Unify Your Data: The Role of the Data Steward

    When it comes to gathering the right data and finding the relationships that make that data more meaningful, there’s one role that knows how to do it best - the data steward. That’s why they are often referred to as data detectives.  The Trustee of an Organization’s DataData stewardship is an important role for an organization. The data stewa..
    May 9, 2016

    How IT Can Conquer the Big Data Firehose

    Your organization’s data is a competitive advantage. But how can you take advantage of it, if you don’t know what you have? How can you leverage it to provide data-driven insights to decision makers? There are several roles in the organization who can help, starting with IT.Data, Data EverywhereIT organizations are responsible for an ever-increasing amou..
    May 5, 2016

    How the CDO Can Streamline the Data Supply Chain

    The Chief Data Officer has never been a more necessary role in the organization than it is today. Organizations capture and store more data than ever before, and it’s growing exponentially every year.Not only is business data growing, but we are seeing new types of data continually entering the mix. Data is structured, unstructured and semi-structured. It..
    May 3, 2016

    Eliminating the Barriers to Data Democracy

    There's a lot of talk these days about how to streamline the data supply chain. And the discussions often boil down to how to control an organization's data and how difficult and time consuming it is for business users to access it. As I wrote recently for DataInformed, highly structured systems for managing data like master data management (MDM) and enterpr..
    April 28, 2016

    Data Stories Add Context to the Numbers

    A splash of data used to be all you needed to get attention. Today, data-smart audiences want much more: detail, what-if scenarios, and deep, multi-sourced data for any questions they may have. They also want to see your work, from initial questions to final insights. What they want is what people have always wanted: stories. For data, that means data s..
    April 18, 2016

    CDOs Clear Path to Big Data Competency

    As the Big Data and analytics parade marches on, I often find that the people we're talking to in large enterprises carry the title chief data officer or CDO. Industry analysts back this up. A 2015 report by PwC found there were 100 CDOs in large enterprises in 2013, more than double the number in 2012. Gartner's most recent tally pegs the number at 950. And..
    April 4, 2016

    Raise Your Data Discovery IQ

    Business analysts and line-of-business (LOB) data users have plenty of robust, self-service BI tools at their disposal. What they often lack is a way to get all the most relevant data into those tools. In a TDWI Checklist Report, Dave Stodder, Director of TDWI Research for Business Intelligence, lists seven best practices for executing a successful data scie..
    March 28, 2016

    Data Discovery Requires the Right Data and the Right Connections

    There’s no mistaking that you need to leverage your data to gain a competitive advantage. We hear it from the analysts, experts and those who have been there and know what the power data can do. Finding the Right DataBut it’s not as simple as pulling up all your data sources, connecting them together and then doing the analysis. What happens instead..
    March 24, 2016

    Towards Data Democratization: Thoughts on the Gartner BI & Analytics Summit

    Some Attivio folks flew to the annual Gartner BI event last week to take the pulse of Business Intelligence, data discovery, and data democratization. We wanted to hear the latest from Gartner thought leaders and the several thousand data practitioners. In the opening keynote, there were 5 key takeaways. I’d like to zero in on numbers 2 and 3.Number 2: Acc..


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