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Published By: TopQuadrant     Published Date: Mar 21, 2015
Data management is becoming more and more central to the business model of enterprises. The time when data was looked at as little more than the byproduct of automation is long gone, and today we see enterprises vigorously engaged in trying to unlock maximum value from their data, even to the extent of directly monetizing it. Yet, many of these efforts are hampered by immature data governance and management practices stemming from a legacy that did not pay much attention to data. Part of this problem is a failure to understand that there are different types of data, and each type of data has its own special characteristics, challenges and concerns. Reference data is a special type of data. It is essentially codes whose basic job is to turn other data into meaningful business information and to provide an informational context for the wider world in which the enterprise functions. This paper discusses the challenges associated with implementing a reference data management solution and the essential components of any vision for the governance and management of reference data. It covers the following topics in some detail: · What is reference data? · Why is reference data management important? · What are the challenges of reference data management? · What are some best practices for the governance and management of reference data? · What capabilities should you look for in a reference data solution?
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data management, data, reference data, reference data management, top quadrant, malcolm chisholm
    
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Published By: CMMI Institute     Published Date: Sep 03, 2014
To drive strategic insights that lead to competitive advantage, businesses must make the best and smartest use of today’s vast amount of data. To accomplish this, organizations need to apply a collaborative approach to optimizing their data assets. For organizations that seek to evaluate and improve their data management practices, CMMI® Institute has developed the Data Management Maturity (DMM)? model to bridge the perspective gap between business and IT. Download the white paper Why is Measurement of Data Management Maturity Important? to enable you to: - Empower your executives to make better and faster decisions using a strategic view of their data. - Achieve the elusive alignment and agreement between the business and IT - Create a clear path to increasing capabilities
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white paper, enterprise data management, data model, data modeling, data maturity model, cmmi institute
    
CMMI Institute
Published By: CMMI Institute     Published Date: Mar 21, 2016
CMMI Institute®’s Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM framework enables organizations to improve data management practices across the full spectrum of their business. It is a unique, comprehensive reference model that provides organizations with a standard set of best practices to assess their capabilities, strengthen their data management program, and develop a custom roadmap for improvements that align with their business goals.
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Published By: Experian     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
Businesses today recognize the importance of the data they hold, but a general lack of trust in the quality of their data prevents them from achieving strategic business objectives. Nearly half of organizations globally say that a lack of trust in their data contributes to increased risk of non-compliance and regulatory penalties (52%) and a downturn in customer loyalty (51%). To be of value to organizations, data needs to be trustworthy. In this report, you will read about the findings from this unique study, including: · How data powers business opportunities · Why trusted data is essential for performance · Challenges that affect data quality · The current state of data management practices · Upcoming data-related projects in 2017
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Experian
Published By: Experian     Published Date: Nov 03, 2015
It is critically important for businesses today to leverage data as a strategic asset, instead of allowing it to become an obstacle. As more and more organizations are trying to make smarter, data-driven decisions, they are discovering that their data management strategy may not be as mature as it needs to be. One major shift we are seeing is the implementation of a Chief Data Officer. Experian Data Quality recently conducted a research study of more than 250 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Data Officers (CDOs) in the US about their data management practices, and the explosion of the CDO role. Key insights in the report include: - Tips for overcoming typical data challenges within your organization - The changing data management landscape and its affect on the CIO - The new and growing need for the CDO - And more!
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Experian
Published By: TIBCO Software APAC     Published Date: Aug 15, 2018
Expanding analytic capabilities are critical to digitizing the business, optimizing costs, accelerating innovation, and surviving digital disruption Historically, manufacturers were almost solely focused on reducing costs by applying automation and analytics to engineering, R&D, manufacturing operations, and quality organizations. Even though the strategies used within these areas are still needed, they are not sufficient to ensure business survival and continuity in the age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT. Today, it is paramount that smart manufacturers broaden their scope because disruptive innovations in data acquisition, storage, and analytics technology have enabled an entirely new degree of automation and virtualization, promising a complete 360-degree high-fidelity virtual data-driven integrated views of all operations—from suppliers and supply chains, through equipment, processes, and manufacturing practices, to final product testing and customer satisfaction. Download this paper
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 04, 2018
"Today’s business users want to use all types of data to create compelling, shareable visualizations. But charts and graphs alone may not convey all the information, especially when they are part of a complex series. An audience can best understand analytic results when those results tell a story that connects all the pieces together. The right visuals can also reinforce the lessons buried in the data. Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results. Watch this webinar to learn how to use IBM Cognos Analytics to: · Create the important elements of a good story · Put the data in context · Select the best type of ch
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data analytics, data storytelling, business intelligence
    
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Published By: Iterable     Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Email marketing continues to be the best digital channel for ROI, so delivering dynamic, personalized messaging to the inboxes of your customers is of the utmost importance. In fact, for 77 percent of consumers, email is the preferred messaging channel, dwarfing demand for SMS, push notifications and social media communications. When you are determining the right email marketing strategy for your business, it’s natural to wonder how the industry leaders are conducting their campaigns. A¬er all, if they’re on top, then they must be doing everything right...right? To glean best practices, we analyzed the email marketing strategies adopted by the top 100 e-retailers in the United States to study how they engage with their customers. These companies represent industries ranging from apparel and electronics, to auto parts and pet supplies, but all have the single goal of getting their users to go from inbox to checkout. We note what companies are doing across the board, as well as what spec
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Published By: MuleSoft     Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"IT teams across industries face growing pressure to deliver projects faster while reducing costs. All too often, dated legacy systems hinder IT’s ability to accomplish either of these objectives. Legacy systems can also slow the speed at which IT can deliver new projects to support the business. For these reasons, legacy modernization has emerged as a key strategic imperative. But where should organizations start? One large global bank provides a detailed blueprint for how large enterprises can do so. Read this legacy modernization blueprint to learn: -Best practices for modernizing legacy SOA web services -How to think about re-architecting monolithic applications into microservices -The role that APIs play in driving an effective legacy modernization strategy -The bank’s legacy modernization strategy, and how they used Anypoint Platform"
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Published By: Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
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cyber attacks, cia, nsa, wannacry, notpetya
    
Cylance
Published By: Airfoil PR     Published Date: Apr 21, 2010
In our latest Point of View, "The Dirtiest Word In Business," Airfoil has assembled a collective set of best practices to help technology marketers meet the communications challenges of a new digital decade.
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airfoil, innovation, pov, public relations, integration, communications
    
Airfoil PR
Published By: Zynapse     Published Date: Sep 10, 2010
A 26-page information rich whitepaper on the business benefits, challenges and best practices of Material Master Data Management
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zynapse, erp projects, data information, data management, governance, mdm, master data management, odm, mmdm, material, business intelligence, database development
    
Zynapse
Published By: SAP     Published Date: Mar 09, 2017
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain. Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Dec 13, 2016
This report explores the challenges that global businesses face when addressing the complex and fluctuating policy environment and offers a set of best practices that companies can follow to meet evolving privacy and security demands. Download now!
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Published By: Broadsoft     Published Date: May 25, 2017
This eBook is for contact center management and business executives looking for ways to increase the efficiency and productivity of their contact center. • If yours is an existing contact center with infrastructure that has been built up over the years, this eBook provides best practice steps to break down the resulting application silos, unify them, and improve the operational efficiency of your contact center. • If yours is a new contact center and you have the opportunity to build your infrastructure from the ground up using modern technologies, this eBook will provide best practices to prevent building application silos.
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Broadsoft
Published By: Broadsoft     Published Date: May 25, 2017
This whitepaper is for contact center management and business executives looking for ways to optimize the business performance of their contact center. • If yours is an existing contact center with infrastructure that has been built up over the years, this whitepaper provides bestpractice steps to break down the resulting data silos, unify them, and optimize your contact center for business performance. • If yours is a new contact center and you have the opportunity to build your infrastructure from the ground up using modern technologies, this whitepaper will provide best practices to prevent building data silos.
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Broadsoft
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jul 30, 2015
Attaining value
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cisco, network management, network management, business practices, research analysis, database development, data integration
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 12, 2016
Video collaboration opens up opportunities for greater interaction and innovation, regardless of industry. Everyone benefits. For example, in healthcare, video is dramatically changing the way institutions interact with customers and professionals. In recent years, a number of hospitals across the United States have been subscribing to video and voice call centers that enable them to share language interpretation services, psychiatric care services and other developing capabilities. In the process, video collaboration is affecting business outcomes, changing business processes and helping healthcare facilities achieve scale, cost and efficiency not seen before.
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industry innovation, business practices, best practices, video collaboration
    
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Published By: Avaya     Published Date: Jun 15, 2016
Build a better midsized business without borders Empower your employees — through business collaboration and communications solutions like video, audio and web collaboration — to help grow revenues, improve customer loyalty, and boost productivity. Learn more in this white paper.
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business, business collaboration, communications, best practices, productivity
    
Avaya
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
Historically, the speed of a wired connection at the access edge has always been faster than that of a wireless connection. This means workers had to choose between the performance of wired connectivity and the convenience of a wireless connection. Consequently, workers often had to modify the way they worked— first, finding a wired port to use for high-bandwidth applications, such as video or streaming media, and then shifting to wireless connections when the need to be mobile was more important than having the performance of wired.
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wireless connection, business practices, applications, connectivity, wireless
    
Cisco
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
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customer engagement, business practices, technology, design management
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life and have had transformative effects on businesses spanning all industries. However, the positive business effects that can be brought about by mobility and "going digital" are not enjoyed as frequently within small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as they are within larger organizations. While potential benefits are there, small and midmarket organizations may have fewer resources available and can find difficulty in realizing the full value of the enterprise mobility infrastructure. Often, organizations find themselves having to make trade-offs between richness of functionality and available resources.
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wireless management, wireless, communications, business practices, small business
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
Wi-Fi is about to get a reboot. New 802.11ac Wave 2 products will make it possible to deliver LAN-like multigigabit speeds over the wireless network for the first time, enabling previously unimagined scale and flexibility in the enterprise workspace.
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wireless management, wireless, communications, business practices
    
Cisco
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
Shifting from a software defined networking model is the first component of a hybrid WAN. See how a hybrid WAN is ideally suited for mobility and cloud models in the whitepaper from ZK Research. Read this design guide for detailed insights into how an Intelligent WAN can improve the way your branch network operates, from headquarters to your most remote location.
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netwroking models, business practices, cloud models, networking
    
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Published By: SAS     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
This TDWI Best Practices Report focuses on how organizations can and are operationalizing analytics to derive business value. It provides in-depth survey analysis of current strategies and future trends for embedded analytics across both organizational and technical dimensions, including organizational culture, infrastructure, data and processes. It looks at challenges and how organizations are overcoming them, and offers recommendations and best practices for successfully operationalizing analytics in the organization.
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