Enterprise Information Management in the 21st Century

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Link Roundup – August 27, 2012

Sorry to miss y’all last week…I was under the weather most of last week, and my main computer took a rather major dump on me as well. But, a half of a box of DayQuil/NyQuil and a couple of trips to the Apple store later, all is well.

So, here are some links in the world of Enterprise Information Management that you may have missed over the last two weeks:

Big Data

When Big Data Questions Can’t Wait for Data Scientists (Information Week) – An update from the tug-of-war between “I need it now” and “It also has to mean something”…

Cloud BI: Why You Need It, Where It’s Going (Information Management) – A video on the viability of moving warehouses to the cloud, and how big data may affect it…

Big Data is Operational (Information Management) – A video with a preview of a research report about Big Data coming out in September…

Five Facts for Understanding Big Data and Hadoop (IT Business Edge) – A nice high-level definition of terms…

Hadoop: The Rest of the Stack Story (IT Business Edge) – Since Hadoop isn’t really a “he” but more of a “they,” this post describes the rest of the components…

Eight Ways Any IT Division Can Use Hadoop, Part 1 and Part 2 (IT Business Edge) – Eight quick wins to show the power of Big Data…

Three Integration Options for BI and Hadoop (IT Business Edge) – How to place Big Data processing in your warehousing architecture…

Jaspersoft’s Big Data Study Confirms Lack of Skilled Data Scientists (CMS Wire) – Confirming what most of us already know…and why this area is such a big opportunity…

Data Governance

Cloud Services Are Getting a Bad Rap (Information Management) – A discussion of cloud security misconceptions in the financial services industry…

How MDM Fits with Big Data, Mobile, and Cloud (IBM) – A good overview of the management issues with these hot technologies…

How Master Data Governance is Evolving (IBM) – A survey of MDM-specific governance processes…

The Importance of Data Management for Business People (Hub Solution Designs) – An introduction of the business side of data management programs…

Managing Reference Data (IBM) – A look at the new RDM product from IBM…

Three IT Best Practices for Better BI Integration (IT Business Edge) – “Synthetic information”? Do tell…

Data Quality

The Problem with Outsourcing Data Quality (Data Roundtable) – Only considered by companies that mistakenly consider Data Quality an IT function…

4 Excuses Not to Initiate Data Quality (The Data Geek) – Always good to remind ourselves of some of the resistance to change we all encounter…

Zero Data Defects? (Data and Process Advantage Blog) – Data Quality should mean that the data is perfect, but we have a ways to go to get there…

Four Reasons to Check Out Data Quality Tool Ranking (IT Business Edge) – A reminder that more than just the big guys make the Gartner Magic Quadrant report…

Data and Its Relationships with Quality (OCDQ Blog) – A look at the difference between data quality and information quality…

Linked/Open Data

What’s Wrong with Linked Data? (Semantic Web Company) – The results of a call for papers shows that many are still unclear on the concept…

Opening Government Data, But Why? (The World Bank) – A plea to tighten the definition of “open government”…

Rhizomer Wants Users to Revel in Working with Linked Data (SemanticWeb.com) – A description of a promising new tool that allows people to work with Linked Data without actually knowing how it works…

Google Cloud SQL: Relational Database on the Cloud (ProgrammableWeb.com) – Technically not about Linked Data, but still exciting…

London 2012 and Data Journalism: What Did We Learn at the Olympics (The Guardian) – “While this was not the first Open Data Olympics, it was arguably the first Data Olympics.”

Hedgehog Street and Linked Open Data (The National Archives – UK) – A uniquely English take on using Linked Data to protect the hedgehogs in your garden…

Overcoming Our Inner Data Integration Conflicts (ProgrammableWeb) – Toward open system integration standards by agreeing to open data standards…

Semantics

W3C’s R2RDF Documents Have Been Published as Proposed Recommendations (W3C) – The next step in the progression of standardizing what could be the Holy Grail of semantic computing…Here is the link to the postings…and here is some more background…

Northwestern University Joins VIVO Network (PR Newswire) – More participants in easing the ability of researchers to find each other and work together…

The Nuanced Future of Personal Assistants (Forbes) – An assessment of where Siri-like applications are currently used, and how they can be improved…

Where Was That Picture Taken? Carnegie-Mellon Can Tell You (SemanticWeb.com) – Improving metadata about existing pictures to determine their location…

Putting Worldcat Data Into a Triple Store (DataLiberate) – A step-by-step guide to using a popular data store for your own purposes…

IT of the Future: Semantic Could Architecture (SemanticWeb.com) – A short paper on moving away from systems-oriented architecture and into data-oriented architectures with cloud storage…

New Lessons at Semantic University (SemanticWeb.com) – Check out the new opportunities for learning from Cambridge Semantics…

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments…

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