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  • Data Everywhere, But Not Enough Smart Management

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    One downside of the data explosion: There's more bad data than ever, new research shows. Worse, some 'he-said, she-said' arguments between business and IT execs are standing in the way of a fix to the data management problem.
  • Information Security Must Underlie ERP

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    One of the presentations at The Black Hat conference in Barcelona this week discusses a "backdoor" to SAP. Security goes beyond backdoors, though -- you need to have a full-blown Information Security strategy in place to guard against Bad Hats.
  • Data Mapping: Domesticating the Wild Rabbit

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Data mapping is more than just a passing thought in the day-to-day duties of Continental Airlines Chief Information Security Officer Tim Stanley. In fact, it's a mission. Stanley believes since we've become a digital society, we've gotten ourselves into a pretty deep hole when it comes to data: There's so much of it and no logical system for organizing it.
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    Review: Map Your Mind With 3D Topicscape Pro

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    3D Topicscape Pro helps you map your ideas, data, and plans into a three-dimensional plan of action.
  • Talend reveals open-source MDM

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    An open-source MDM (master data management) suite from Talend is now available, giving companies a lower-priced option to proprietary products from the likes of Tibco, Kalido and IBM, the company announced Monday.
  • Using Business Intelligence Intelligently

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 8:15 am

    When business intelligence is not smart enough to survive in today's environment, it is time to rethink business intelligence strategies – here are some tips:
  • Get ready for iPhone data metering

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 3:52 pm

    I'm sure it'll be an open and transparent process, right? Right?
  • Information Management, BPM and Integration: Achieving Cost Efficiency in the Financial Sector

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Data housed in customer relationship management (CRM) software, accounting, human resources, and other applications has limited value if it’s not reused efficiently everywhere it’s needed.
  • Top Five Considerations When Retiring Legacy Applications

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 9:58 am

    As organizations modernize to meet computing demands, they face enormous challenges when it comes the topic of retiring old applications.
  • Data quality vendors missing the mark: Study

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 3:36 pm

    There exist many opportunities for vendors in the data quality space to create tools that cover a broader scope, yet many of those opportunities remain untapped, according to an analyst.
  • Closing the data management gap

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 12:57 pm

    As developers assume a greater responsibility for data management, it is important for organizations to understand what developers need in order to be effective in this expanded role.
  • 4 Dangerous Myths about Data Disposal, Debunked

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 8:43 pm

    Confusion about legal obligations and a lack of communication between legal and IT have led companies down a path of "save everything."
  • Fix data before warehousing it

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 4:55 pm

    Many data warehouse operators have attempted to implement Master Data Management to improve data quality, but most have focused on mastering data after transactions occur. This approach does little to improve quality because data is "fixed" after the fact. The best way to improve data quality is to move the process upstream of the data warehouse and before transactions are executed.
  • Dell, CommVault release bundled de-duplication appliance

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 5:02 pm

    Dell Inc. and CommVault Systems Inc. today announced their first integrated data management appliance with embedded block-level deduplication - the Dell PowerVault DL2000.
  • Greenplum spins 'Enterprise Data Cloud' vision

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Data warehousing vendor Greenplum on Monday rolled out its "Enterprise Data Cloud" initiative, a long-term product and methodology strategy meant to further the idea of "self-service" data warehousing.
  • CVS creates order, and savings, by integrating a chaotic acquisition

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:49 pm

    After pharmacy CVS acquired Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management in 2007, it soon became apparent something was really wrong at the Caremark pharmacies. About 40 percent of customers complained of poor service, and 27 percent of prescriptions had major fulfillment errors.
  • Johnson Controls uses metrics to transform its business

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    The Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) division of Johnson Controls manages more than 1.4 billion square feet of corporate real estate for 300 customers in more than 500 locations worldwide. But it did so with few standards, little ability to benchmark or identify best practices, and no way to help customers define metrics.
  • Champion Tech delivers SAN-based disaster recovery to dodge hurricanes

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:27 pm

    When he became CTO of petrochemical firm Champion Technologies, Roland Etcheverry walked into a disaster-recovery greenfield. There was no real disaster-recovery system in place, as fail-over technology was just starting to come into its own in 2004 and limited to "extraordinarily costly" multilocation backup systems outside his company's economic reach. When Hurricane Rita came close to the company's Houston headquarters in late 2005, all he could do was make tape backups and ship them elsewhere -- and mount the case for planning a real disaster-recovery system.
  • Revlon creates a global IT network using "Mini Me" datacenters

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    In February 2008, David Giambruno initiated a global restructuring project at cosmetics maker Revlon that took advantage of the company's regular-capacity refresh cycle to engineer a technology leap. His goal was to replace Revlon's disparate, global storage architecture with an integrated one that consolidated and virtualized server resources for faster service response, improved disaster recovery capability, and increased operational efficiency.
  • Thomson Reuters reduces storage sprawl to save money, increase quality

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    At Thomson Reuters' Professional Division, IT infrastructure growth was outpacing revenue growth by almost two to one, which would require building a new datacenter every 12 months. That was unacceptable, so Christopher Crowhurst initiated two projects: One focused on storage optimization and one focused on server virtualization
  • Thailand hospital electronic health care system saves money, lives

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 10:48 am

    Electronic health care systems have become a hot topic around the world, with governments providing stimulus programs to hurry the trend along. A renowned hospital in Thailand provides something of a model for the benefits of an e-health system, but it also highlights a challenge that medical centers in more developed economies may face.
  • Why IT should start throwing data away

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 3:37 pm

    Storage sprawl is unsustainable, and keeping it all is risky. Data-retention policies let users delete data with less risk.
  • Bernie Madoff's Client List vs. MDM: Lessons Learned

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 10:12 am

    Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC's database of customer data and its spiraling connections is, in fact, not unlike what you'd find in many companies today: siloed databases chock full of customer, partner and supplier information that typically has consistency and data-cleanliness problems. This nearly universal business problem ultimately leads many a company to investigate and launch master data management (MDM) programs.
  • Open source and SaaS offerings rethink the database

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 11:32 am

    The world of low-rent key-value storage silos is exploding. Here's a list of some of the more prominent new projects.
  • 16 ways IT can do less with less

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    Put the days of doing more with less behind you by cutting back on the overhead of IT. Now's the time to cut back on over-allocated services, curtail unnecessary capital expenditures, and clean house of legacy apps and orphaned software.
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