Data Crime: Arizona Is Not Arkansas

I call it a “data crime” when someone is abusing or misusing data. When we understand these stories and their implications, it can help us learn from mistakes and prevent future data crimes. The stories can also be helpful if you have to explain the importance of data management to someone. The Story After a series…

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The Role of Citizen Data Scientists vs. Data Scientists in Augmented Analytics

If you are an IT professional, a business manager, or an executive, you have probably been following the progress of the citizen data scientist movement. For a number of years, Gartner and other technology research and analysis firms have predicted and monitored the growth of this phenomenon.  In fact, in 2017, Gartner predicted that 40% of data science…

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The AI Playbook: Providing Important Reminders to Data Professionals

Eric Siegel’s “The AI Playbook” serves as a crucial guide, offering important insights for data professionals and their internal customers on effectively leveraging AI within business operations. The book, which comes out on February 6th, and its insights are captured in six statements: — Determine the value— Establish a prediction goal— Establish evaluation metrics— Prepare…

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The Data-Centric Revolution: Best Practices and Schools of Ontology Design

I was recently asked to present “Enterprise Ontology Design and Implementation Best Practices” to a group of motivated ontologists and wanna-be ontologists. I was flattered to be asked, but I really had to pause for a bit. First, I’m kind of jaded by the term “best practices.” Usually, it’s just a summary of what everyone…

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Synchronized Video Data Collaboration for Multi-Layered Insights

In this digital age, large amounts of data are produced and consumed every second. And particularly for experienced bloggers in the data management or IT industry, synchronized video data collaboration represents an untapped wellspring of potential. By harnessing this data revolution, businesses can gain multi-layered insights into consumer behavior and enhance organizational performance. The Undeniable…

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Self-Service Data Access Best Practices

Today’s digital realm increasingly emphasizes the value of self-service data access. Firms are recognizing its potential to empower users and accelerate decision-making processes. However, with this rapid shift towards democratized data access come challenges that organizations need to address. One central conundrum confronts businesses: How can they provide expansive data access while ensuring that information…

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Storytelling with Data: Crafting Compelling Narratives

Imagine you’re in a meeting and the analytics team bombards you with numbers. Sales have dropped by X%. Ad spend has increased by Y%. Cost-per-click is now Z. The meeting ends, and you promptly forget everything. What if the analytics team had instead turned those raw numbers into a memorable narrative? That’s the idea behind…

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Exploring Cloud Computing Risks and Security Hurdles

The worldwide shift toward cloud computing significantly changes how businesses approach data management and operation. Regardless of whether private, public, or hybrid cloud models are employed, the advantages of cloud computing are numerous, including heightened efficiency, reduced expenses, and increased flexibility. Nonetheless, utilizing cloud computing carries potential risks that need to be addressed for sustainable…

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How to Use Analytics in Web Development

It may sound a little dramatic, but in today’s ever-evolving world, data is vital. Data can be huge in boosting your business revenue and exposure. Knowing your data means being able to offer continuous improvement and optimization, which in turn will allow you to deliver even better user experiences. You can track who’s looking at your…

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The Data-Centric Revolution: “RDF is Too Hard”

We hear this a lot. We hear it from very smart people. Just the other day we heard someone say they had tried RDF twice at previous companies and it failed both times. (RDF stands for Resource Description Framework,[1] which is an open standard underlying many graph databases). It’s hard to convince someone like that…

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