August 25, 2012

Ucoming episodes of the Briefing Room
Check out these upcoming Briefing Room episodes to learn from  veteran Analyst Rick Sherman how new database technologies can change the manner in which analytics are done, veteran Analyst Robin Bloor explain how data flows are changing rapidly these days, due to a number of technological advances and veteran analyst and practitioner Rick Sherman of Athena IT Solutions, who will explain how advances in data virtualization have opened up new ways of designing, building and maintaining analytic sandboxes

How Master Data Governance Is Evolving
Modern MDM has developed innovative concepts, methods and controls that are not routinely used by more generic Information Governance or Data Governance methodologies. Here are just a few examples illustrating the point

Social networking just got real
A company called Egobook will download the content from your Facebook profile and print a hardcover book called a Likebook.

When IT Meets Politics
Today, thanks (in part) to the success of films like The Bourne Trilogy and television series like Person of Interest they are being seen as either a threat to society or the "answer" to a whole range of problems facing central and local government government.

Make communication, purpose priorities in a data governance program
In this interview with, McGilvray offers advice on what to do -- and what not to do -- in setting up and leading a governance initiative. One of her top keys to success for data governance managers: making sure you know the reasons why your organization is looking to create a data governance process, so you can ensure that the program addresses those issues.

Will Nokia and Microsoft be the winners after Apple - Samsung verdict?
Apple won big over Samsung in the latest patent infringement case and if devices are pulled from shelves then Microsoft may be the big winner with Windows Phone 8 coming soon.

7 Frugal Startup Tips from Millionaire Entrepreneurs
You don't win in business by wasting money. Even the most successful entrepreneurs pinched pennies in the early days--and many still do. Here, several multimillionaires share their best cost-cutting tips when you're trying to get your startup off the ground.

Cloud BI: Why You Need It, Where It’s Going
Steve Dine, managing partner at Datasource Consulting LLC, discusses the benefits of cloud for BI and data warehousing, the validity of concerns around cloud and the synergy with big data and analytics with cloud.

Oracle broadens support for open-source R analytics
R has its roots in academia but has been subject to increased attention from enterprise tech vendors of late, even SAS Institute, which is known for its own widely used, proprietary statistical-analysis software.

Data Centers: a Crystal Ball for IT Market?
What is Happening? Buried in the somewhat disappointing financial reports from Dell and HP this week is something that Saugatuck sees as an indicator of a significant shift in how we see and measure IT markets.

Quote for the day:

"The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today." - Les Brown

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