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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mobile devices contribute to rapid rise on retail data

Why do large online retailers like Amazon have a competitive advantage over other sellers on the market? There are many reasons, but here's one big one: data.

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Education leaders call for high standards of data quality

All across the United States, education departments are focused on channeling higher levels of data quality into better results.

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Interest in education data is on the rise nationwide

If the goal of the American education system is to "leave no child behind," as the cliché goes, then all 50 states need to be on board.

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Roundup of November news stories

It's a busy season in the data world. November brought more news of technological progress, along with troubling news of a few setbacks as well.

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There's tremendous potential in government data collection

Rather than work separately, public and private data scientists could accomplish more if they worked together.

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Market for data quality tools is growing rapidly

Companies everywhere are realizing the importance of data quality, and they're showing a willingness to spend on it.

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The role of data in government transparency

Unfortunately, many people lack faith in their government leaders, and they’ve begun to demand transparency with public data.

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Can you count on social media for data quality?

Whenever consumers engage in social networking - be it on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or anywhere else - they put a great deal of their personal information online.

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Data mishap leads to mistaken health care mailing in California

It’s important that health care services pay close attention to matters of data quality. If they don’t, they risk putting information into the wrong hands, which could endanger patients and harm their business.

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Is the next generation ready for the challenges of data governance?

When it comes to the specific skills needed for information management - including mining, ensuring data quality and performing high-level analyses - formal training has been lax.

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