Data management is an overarching term that refers to all aspects of creating, housing, delivering, maintaining and retiring data with the goal of valuing data as a corporate asset.


NewsA majority of organizations identify data backup and recovery as critical, yet most also think current methodologies for backup are incomplete, and most doubt they can fully recover data in a two-hour window, according to a survey of 453 IT and security professionals in the United States and Canada conducted online by Dimensional Research in October 2014.
NewsElectronic health records (EHR) will deliver cost savings of $78 billion to the global healthcare industry between 2014 and 2019, becoming an integral part of future digital healthcare initiatives, according to a new report from technology research firm Juniper Research.
ColumnSome elders believe Millennials are spoiled and have been allowed too much to “have it their own way.” I say nonsense to this claim. We need youth to implement data management methods and techniques that their elders are hesitant, reluctant, or fearful to try.
Information Management's DM RadioMany organizations have tried master data management as a means for reconciling disparate information systems. While some projects have succeeded, many have struggled with any number of organizational, technical or process-oriented challenges. Lately, a novel technique of using graph technology offers promise. Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear this discussion.
NewsThe data economy — or the system that provides for the exchange of digitized information for the purpose of creating insights and value — grew in 2014, but in 2015 we’ll see it leap forward significantly. Here's where Big Data is heading for 2015, predicts Forrester Research.
NewsA. Charles Thomas is a rare bird in banking circles. Nine months ago Wells Fargo made him its first chief data officer, and one of only a handful of such jobholders at banks nationwide. What are his Big Data priorities? This interview provides the answers.
NewsAmid the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa -- which has triggered Ebola fears in North America -- some pundits now position Big Data applications as a way to get ahead of the disease. If that's true, how come Big Data offerings didn't spot Ebola trends far earlier in the current outbreak cycle -- or did they?
Information Management's DM RadioThe Internet of Things is upon us! While Skynet will hopefully remain a figment of movie-making imagination, the whole IoT concept does pose tremendous promise -- and challenge -- for the world of information managers. How can the IoT augment, or even supplant traditional business intelligence? How can it transform operations across industries? Register for this episode of DM Radio to find out!
Information Management NewsTo make sense of banks' troves of customer data, executives like Wells Fargo's Charles Thomas must get colleagues throughout their organizations to agree on things – like the definition of "customer."
CommentaryImagine a learning system that can replace the performance of your best employee to provide the same level of support across the organization.
Information Management's DM RadioThe Romans knew that effective leadership requires checks and balances. In the world of data management, many of the modern leaders are those who bring the business and IT camps together. These professionals are often called data stewards, and they help guide the process of building and managing effective solutions. Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear several experts discuss how data stewards can be empowered to do their jobs.
CommentaryData gathering, and therefore data management and analytics, play an important role in digital transformation efforts.
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