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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Poor data quality can compromise big data's promise

Businesses have been abuzz about big data's potential throughout 2012, as the tool became accessible to a wider range of smaller companies.

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Big data creating new business opportunities and jobs

With the promise that big data can help companies improve processes that are essential to their operations, it's no surprise that the analytics strategy is attracting enormous attention.

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Big data strategies need new plan of attack

Big data cannot be processed with traditional analytic tools because of its complex and fragmented nature.

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Analyzing threat information improves security techniques

Data quality is an essential aspect of nearly every IT-related portion of the private sector, including security.

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Small businesses using big data to level the playing field

Some analysts believe big data could democratize the business landscape, because it is no longer exclusive to the largest corporations.

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Volume, variety, velocity and quality

When it comes to big data, most companies are familiar with its volume, variety and velocity, but they may not be as attuned to data quality.

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Big data projects require integration, quality tools

The rise of big data is providing the private sector with both benefits and challenges, as managing databases composed of mountains of information is difficult without the right tools.

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Healthcare reform aims to clean up data quality

Healthcare providers are in the midst of a transition away from paper-based technology toward electronic databases that will bring them into the 21st century.

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