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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

News Highlights


Textual Data Marches On: Anticipating and Preventing Lawsuits

W. H. Inmon

Natural language processing has its limits in text analytics.


Governance: Survey Reveals Best Practices Lagging in Most Enterprises

David Stodder

Results from TDWI's latest Best Practices Report show governance practices still fall short of best practices.


The Changing Role of (Shadow) IT in BI

Stephen Swoyer

According to industry luminary Jill Dyché, IT can no longer expect to justify projects on the basis of their value to its own performance or operations; projects or spending initiatives must, instead, be yoked to business priorities.


Best of TDWI's Data Digest

Quint Turner

Interesting articles we found on the Web focus on the future of BI, extracting insights from unstructured data, and the use of social media in predictive analytics.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Using New Database Technologies to Drive Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Colin White

9:00AM PT
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New, non-relational products have been introduced that support workloads not always suited to a relational architecture. The net result is that database systems are no longer a commodity, and choosing the right system for your projects is critical to business success. This Webinar looks at recent developments in the database field and offers advice on how to choose the right product for your business.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Igniting Analytics: Apache Spark's Promise and Potential Perils

Apache Spark is a parallel processing engine for big data that achieves high speed and low latency by leveraging in-memory computing and cyclic data flows. Interest in Spark is rising rapidly because it offers a number of other advantages over Hadoop MapReduce and aligns with the needs of enterprise users and IT organizations. This Webinar will also contemplate Spark's role today and in the future.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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New Approaches for Fast Decision Making with Analytics: 5 Tips You Should Know

Organizations want easy-to-use analytics software for both traditional BI and even more advanced analytics. The need for speed, flexibility, and agility in decision making is becoming a business imperative, just as data is becoming more voluminous, more disparate, and more real-time. This Webcast features a case study describing how Cisco successfully met its need for speed. The Webcast will also include a lively roundtable discussion on how organizations can get to insight more rapidly and improve their decision-making processes.

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT

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September 20 - 25, 2015

TDWI Conference in San Diego

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Seminar in Atlanta // Best Practices for Enterprise Data Management

Atlanta, GA

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