Enterprise Information Management in the 21st Century

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Link Roundup – September 17, 2012

Here are some links in the world of Enterprise Information Management that you may have missed last week:

Big Data

Using BigML to Dissect Trends in 43,388 Stories (ChewyChunks) – A case study in using machine learning to analyze an insane amount of free text…

Big Data Sites Filter Election Noise for Facts (Information Week) – A timely application of big data analytics…Just be careful which set of facts you choose…:-D

3 V’s of Big Data and Mobility (Networking Exchange Blog) – An interesting adaptation of the standard Big Data definition for mobile platforms…

Big Data Analytics and Information Delivery, Part 3 of 4 (Attunity.com) – David Loshin argues that in Big Data analytics, just like in comedy, timing is everything…

Big Data’s Management Revolution (Harvard Business Review) – How Big Data analysis is affecting management outcomes by enhancing measurement of business drivers…

Q&A: How Big Data Can Drive Optimal Pricing Decisions (TDWI) – An interview with a practitioner who uses Big Data…

The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall (Trillium Software) – The importance of managing Big Data properly, from a vendor’s perspective…

Data is Useless Without the Skills to Analyze It (Harvard Business Review) – Does your staff have the skills to use all the data you are acquiring?

MarketMaker 1:1 – Beyond #BigData, The Switch to Decision Management with James Taylor (A Software Insider’s Point of View) – An interview with the author of a book about using Big Data to enhance management decisions…

Big Data Will Suffer From Low Quality (AllAnalytics) – Hey Jim at OCDQBlog – someone else using the Higgs Boson!

Big Data: Experts to Follow on Twitter (Techopedia) – A great list of “must follows”…Maybe someday I’ll make this list. Hey, if someone wants to nominate me…:-D

Data Governance

When Mergers Meet MDM and Data Governance (Information Management) – A case study about where Governance is most important…

Help Wanted: Data Dictators (Forbes) – Matching data science with business theory is more important than just analyzing stuff…

3 Points on Why Hospitals Need to Build Data Governance Into HIT Infrastructure (Becker’s Hospital Review, via Dataversity  – More reasoning on why Data Governance is so important in this market segment…

Heath Care’s Analytics Disconnect (ITBusinessEdge) – Facepalm alert…but not a tremendous surprise…

The Virtues of Kick-Starting Your Data Governance Program with a Small Set of Attributes (Dataversity) – Ten steps to program focus, which is essential to tackling a seemingly insurmountable subject…

Data Quality

Cross Border Data Quality (Henrik Sorensen) – I worked with a gentleman from Belgium on a project long ago…He repeatedly told us, “Stop being such Americans!!” The words have resounded with me ever since…

How to Move from Data Analyst to Data Quality Analyst (Data Quality Pro) – A description of the additional qualifications for this increasingly important job role…

Closing the Gate (The Data Geek) – Don’t do half the job on Data Quality…

Why CIOs Need to Embrace Data Quality Management (Data Quality Pro) – More facts and figures on the cost of poor data quality…

Big Data Quality: Persistence vs. Disposability (Information Management) – How Data Quality management changes with Big Data…Not all data is created with equal importance…

When a Small Data Error Becomes a Large Data Quality Problem (Data Informed) – Applying complex mathematics (the Butterfly Effect) in a simple way to data quality…

Managing Blind: An Interview with Peter Benson (Data Quality Pro) – A great interview with the author of an equally great new book…

Linked/Open Data

Europeana Opens Up Data on 20 Million Cultural Items (The Guardian) – Attention all students in high-school AP European History…

Viewing Open Gov from Multiple Vantage Points (SemanticWeb.com) – Just because an idea has been around for a while doesn’t mean that many people know about it…

UK Departmental Government Spending – Improving the Quality of Reporting (OpenSpending) – Tell me again, why can’t we do this in the US?

Linked Open Data for Public Sector Information: Sharing My Thesis (From Head to the Web) – And what a thesis it is…An awesome, highly detailed document on the subject…

Semantics

Last Call: Constraints of the Provenance Data Model (W3C) – A great little tutorial disguised as a call for contributions to this important building block…

…and, as a bonus, a couple of articles related to the upcoming SAS-DataFlux IDEAS 2012 conference in Las Vegas – shameless plug alert: I’m presenting two classes there…

A Few Good IDEAS (The Data Roundtable) – Jim Harris of OCDQ reminisces…

My Favorite IDEAS Takeaway (The Data Roundtable) – By David Loshin…

…and for another bonus, we have Hub Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary – a shout out to an old virtual friend, Dan Power, and to the continued success of his business…if you haven’t checked them out, you should…

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

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