Enterprise Information Management in the 21st Century

EIM in the age of Semantcs, Big Data, and Social Media

Link Roundup – October 15, 2012

This week, we inaugurate a new category for the Link Roundup – Cloud Computing. I was having trouble putting Cloud-based articles in a consistent place, so why not build them their own room? It helps the economy, eh?

With that, here’s a few things that you may have missed last week…

Big Data

Big Data Projects Lack Big Budgets (CIO) – It’s just supposed to process itself, right?

Telefonica Wants to Turn Its Mobile Data into a Big Data Business (TechCrunch) – A European telecommunications giant creates a new business unit to make something out of its huge data stores…

IBM Extends PureSystems Family to Help Clients Tame Big Data (IBM) – An offshoot of the Watson project, perhaps? More here and here

What Will We Call Big Data in 2015? (Competing on Decisions) – Reminding us that “big” is a relative term…

You Can’t Fix Stupid, and Other Arguments Against Big Data (ITBusinessEdge) – A backlash against the backlash against Big Data…

Big Data: A Short History (Foreign Policy) – A concise historical view of how we got here…

We Need to Prevent Insights from Dying in the Big Data Avalanche (GigaOm) – Make sure you look through all the data you’re collecting…

What Types of Activities Are Suited to Hadoop? (Data Roundtable) – David Loshin goes a little deeper on this hot topic…

Financial Comparison of Big Data MPP Solution and Data Warehouse Appliance (Wikibon) – What solution os better, from a financial and time-to-market perspective…

The Myth of Information Overload (TDAN) – A discussion on learning to be a better information consumer…

Big Data, Small Segments (IBM) – Using ever-larger amounts of data to serve ever-smaller groups of customers…

SAS Analytics Server to Use Hadoop Distributed File System (HPCWire) – One of the strongest analytic tools out there starts to use Big Data…

Hortonworks Brings the Power of Apache Hadoop Direct to Business Intelligence and Analytics Users (MarketWatch) – An ODBC driver for an unstructured data set…interesting…

The Big Data Hammer? (Data Quality Chronicle) – More hammers in search of nails…

Cold, Bold & Old: Real World Examples on Wide Range Use of Big Data (Silicon Angle) – Several instances of companies effectively using Big Data…

What Kind of Big Data Problem Do You Have? (SAS) – Jim Davis describes different aspects of Big Data and how to apply the technology effectively…

Big Data, Meet the Huge Data That Will Shape Your Future (Information Management) – An interview with Bill Kramer on the data output of supercomputing initiatives…

Insurers Hit the Underwriting Mark with Big Data (Insurance & Technology) – The companies that take advantage of this new technology quickly will reap significant benefits…

Will IT Be Ready When Marketing Asks for Big Data? (Inside Tech Talk) – A hint – probably not…

How Klout Turned Big Data into Giant Data (Klout Blog) – Expanding social media provider outgrows its current infrastructure, explains how it changed things for the better…

Making Sense of Big Data from Supercomputers (Signal Online) – A case study in big data analytics…

Why is Big Data Still a Marketing Headache? (MemeBurn) – Because the data is still difficult to get to…

The NoSQL Movement – What Is It? (Dataversity) – A nice little history of this new data management paradigm…

Big Data and the Hardware That Loves It(ITBusinessEdge) – A look at a few hardware systems that excel at handling Big Data…

The Graph Database: One Option for Exploring Big Data (ITBusinessEdge) – A nice description of another method for analyzing Big Data…

Paypal Architect Warns Against Big Data Hype (IT News Australia) – Another argument, more forceful than most, against re-architecting systems just because Big Data is the “new” thing…

Is Big Data Helping or Hurting Your Sales Reps? (Smart Data Collective) – I guess the answer depends on a) if you’re using it, and b) if you’re analyzing it instead of just collecting it…

The Driving Force Behind Big Data: Data Connectivity (Smart Data Collective) – The use of versatile data drivers is key to integrating Big Data into your architecture…

You Don’t Have to “Go Big” to Get Started with Big Data (Smart Data Collective) – Incremental development is often the smart move, but it’s hard to ignore the words…

The Emerging Big Data Ecosystem (Smart Data Collective) – A few sage words on the new paradigm from Dr. Barry Devlin, one of the developers of the data warehouse…

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing for Mid-Sized Businesses (OCDQBlog) – An audio interview with Ed Abrams of IBM MidMarket…

So Far, So Good: Fortune 500 CIOs Seem Happy with Cloud Computing (Forbes) – A quick survey on early adopters of cloud computing solutions…

Open vs. Closed: The Cloud Wars (New York Times) – Hopefully, neither side “wins” because what’s good for one may not be good for another…

Cloud Computing: Here We Go Again (ZDNet) – Third verse, same as the first…

The New Wave of Data as a Service (Dataversity) – Here it comes…Why collect it if you can buy it?

Why Cloud Computing Needs Service Governance (Toolbox.com) – Another in the series of arguments that “<Insert technology here> needs governance to succeed”…

Data Governance

Russia: MDM Perspectives, 2012 (Hub Solution Design) – A look at the state of play in a major European market…

The 4 C’s of Data Management (Musings of a Data Geek) – An easy way to understand the journey of data in your organization…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Information Management Part 3: Sloth (Mike 2.0) – Phil Simon gets off the couch because he feels like it…

The Virtues of Kick Starting Your Data Governance Program with a Small Set of Attributes (Dataversity) – Sunil Soares discusses a great starting process for your program…

Is Social MDM Going the Wrong Way? (Data Roundtable) – Jim Harris discusses the idea that companies using social media to enhance existing customer information are thinking of things backward…

Five Steps to Choosing the Right Data (Musings of a Data Geek) – A quick list of things to consider if the right data source is not identified for you…

Organizational Considerations for Data Governance (Informatica) – A suggestion for an effective organizational structure for data governance…

Next-Gen Data Scientists (Columbia University) – A list of desirable traits for the new field of Data Scientist…One of the items: “Next-Gen Data Scientists are highly skilled and ought to get paid well enough that they don’t have to worry too much about money.” Are you listening, boss? :-D

Why Data Will Never Replace Thinking (Harvard Business Review) – I would think the people at Harvard would know the difference between material (data) and activity (thinking)…

Data Professionals Far from Endangered (ZDNet Australia)  - Big bank spends 10 months finding a data architect, is glad that it did…

Healthcare Analytics Through a Clinical Hub (IBM) – A webinar about how MDM helps analytics in healthcare…

MDM Hub Architecture Styles: Consolidated, Part 1 (Data Management Blog) – A short introduction to one of the main methods of building an MDM hub…

Introducing Web Platform (NextWeb) – A collaborative documentation project for web development standards…it’s about time…

Data Quality

A Good Example of Semantic Inconsistency (Data Roundtable) – It pays to make sure your data matches your assumptions about it…

Data Quality: Practising What We Preach (KDR Recruitment) – Lessons learned from a cleansing project on HR candidate data…And yes, it’s a UK spelling, you quality gurus…

The Basics of International Address Hygiene (WorldVu) – An introduction to terms and techniques on this increasingly important subject…

Data Quality: The Fear Factor (Data Quality Pro) – A data quality program should be sold on benefit, not fear…

Data Profiling vs. Data Quality Assessment – Resolving the Confusion (Data Quality Pro) – There are other people who can’t tell the difference between material (profiling) and activity (assessment)?

Nobody’s Perfect (Melissa Data) – This is true, and it only becomes an issue when people are expected to be…

Linked Data

Free and Open Public Sector Master Data (Liliendahl on Data Quality) – The government of Denmark makes “basic” public data freely accessible…The first of many, let’s hope…

The Knowledge Revolution is Not About Big Data, It’s About Well-Connected Little Data (Forbes) – Relationships are more important than volume…

Unravelling the Data for Development Muddle (Techsoup Global) – A useful set of definitions for the current buzzwords in data management…

Archaeology Linked Data Linked Service (Archaeology Data Service) – An announcement on a new linked data store from the UK, for the historically inclined…

How Linked Data Impacts Enterprise Access, Integration, and Management, Part 1 (Kinsgley Idehen) – A concise description and example of using Linked Data in your organization…

Toward Linked Financial Data (X.Commerce) – Payment messaging enhanced by new technology…

Decentralized Innovation for Financial Data (X.Commerce) – A continuation of the previous article, specifying work by W3C on a Linked Data standard…

Embedding Linked Data Invisibly into Web Pages (NISO) – An upcoming webinar on linked data and Drupal…

Tracking World Hunger with Linked Data Service (SemanticWeb.com) – Any use of technology to help with huge societal issues is welcome…

How Can Open Data Help Rebuild Trust in Business? (Open Economics) – Well, it would help if people running these businesses weren’t crooked in the first place…Did I say that out loud? :-D

Semantics

Dickens Joins the Programmable Web (Wall Street Journal) – Enhance your corporate data with classic English literature!

From Visual to Semantic Multimedia Analysis (Slideshare) – A slide deck from a presentation about finding things without text…

Discovering a New World of Semantic Tech for Big Data Challenges (SemanticWeb.com) – How semantic techniques can enhance Big Data analysis…

Using Social and Web Technologies in Disaster Responses (PhysOrg) – A short write-up on a conference on this important subject…

Presidential Debates 2012: Semantically Speaking (Cogito) – A breakdown of the US presidential debates thus far in semantic terms…

Keynote Video and Updates from the Amsterdam Fire Department (SemanticWeb.com) – I attended this presentation…Fascinating what they are doing with semantics and linked data in the cause of public service…

Unifying a Fragmented “Internet of Things” (Programmable Web) – The next big opportunity for developers…

A Fertile Field for Semantic Tech: Social CRM (SemanticWeb.com) – Semantic techniques are just what this industry space craves…

Training Computers to Understand the Human Brain (Medical Xpress) – Hopefully they won’t get smart enough to wonder why they are under our control…

Making the Most of a Semantic Search-Based Job Market (SemanticWeb.com) – Would this be a reason to revisit Monster.com?

Shell Plans to Save 100s of Millions with Semantic Search (Computer Weekly) – Training engineers faster and more efficiently…

Facebook Cutting Back on Open Graph Actions (SenamticWeb.com) – Too much openness here leads to spam…

Mark Cuban Invests in Text Analytics Co LinguaSys (IT News Online) – Say what you want bout Mr. Cuban, but he has a track record of being right…

Yummly Serves Up the Ultimate Kitchen Tool (MarketWatch) – Combining two great loves of my life…

Did I miss anything? Please let me know in the comments, and have a great week!

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