Data architecture is a formal description and mapping of the plan and structure of data assets used to support organizational goals. Components of data architecture include the databases, stores, and the integration by which data is defined, flows, is accessed and understood in current and future states for organizational purposes.

BlogEven if one deploys the "latest and greatest" BI tools and best practices, the organization may not be getting any closer to the light at the end of the tunnel
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CommentaryRight now, the best BI solutions successfully balance the benefits that proven traditional processes offer with newer technologies that foster self-reliance and don’t drain valuable resources, energy or time.
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InterviewJohn Myers, research director for analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates, believes the Internet of Things is the shiny new toy of big data - and with good reason.
Case StudyPhiladelphia Insurance reengineers its expert decision support system for greater accuracy.
ColumnTo unlock real value, data should flow easily through an organization and eventually through its ecosystem of partners, too.
Information Management NewsFrost & Sullivan says the global application performance monitoring and application-aware network performance monitoring market earned revenue of $2.55 billion in 2013 and estimates this will reach $7.19 billion in 2020.
Information Management's DM RadioThe online revolution that began in the 1990s for consumers, has now virtually overtaken the world of business-to-business service providers. Practically every kind of business service imaginable can now be outsourced quickly and fairly easily to an Web-based provider. Of course, there are best practices for porting your data and processes to the Cloud, and failure to abide by them can incur serious long-term ramifications.
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Information Management NewsUsing cross-functional teams to break down silos improves the chances of success when building highly complicated systems.
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Information Management NewsSpending was subdued, as clients took advantage of intense service provider competition and cheaper cloud computing and as-a-Service offerings to reduce their service delivery costs.
CommentaryThere is a role for both types of CIO, each organization has different priorities whether they’re an insurer, intermediary, vendor, start-up, etc.
Information Management NewsSecurity and risk leaders need to engage with the latest technology trends to manage risks, says Gartner
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