February 20th, 2013
Harmonizing Data Management with Enterprise Strategy
Imagine what a symphony and big data have in common. Forget, for a moment, about attending the symphony or using a data management system—and imagine being the creator, or the architect. To compose a symphony, there must be an overarching understanding of how the entire orchestra works together to create harmony, coupled with the intricacies of each instrument’s role. Just like a symphony, effective data management must take into account enterprise business management skills along with the sophisticated technical skills required for data manipulation. Read More
January 15th, 2013
Data IT Strategy
It’s Time to Have the Conversation
In a recent article, my colleague Marjie Cota wrote about the critical information that lives within a company’s data. In it she makes the case that data is not just for collecting and reporting; and if treated as a strategic asset, data can produce some game-changing business results.
The next logical question that emerges, once an enterprise starts thinking seriously about maximizing its data, is about responsibility. Who pilots the enterprise’s data strategy in order to fulfill its business objectives?
December 5th, 2012
Thriving BYOD Culture Drives Business Growth
We are a society that thrives on our personal and mobile devices—they are no longer additions to our personas, but extensions of them. We are intimately connected to our personal technology. So it makes perfect sense that the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) movement has brought the relationship between personal technology and business technology full circle.