information management

What It is and How It Can Provide Insight for Your Business

Tableau PHOTO: Tableau Tableau is business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform created for the purposes of helping people see, understand, and make decisions with data. Based in Seattle, Tableau Software was founded with a simple mission, to "put the power of data into the hands of everyday people, allowing a broad population of business users to engage with their data, ask questions, solve problems and create value." Businesses...

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Introducing Game Theory to Risk Management

Using game theory to aid decision making is a natural fit in the business environment. PHOTO: Sheila Sund The Cuban missile crisis is frequently cited as an example of the use of game theory. When the Kennedy government found the USSR had installed missiles in Cuba that were capable of hitting American cities with nuclear weapons, it faced a number of strategic decisions, each of which carried a...

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Understanding the Differences Between Microservices, Monoliths, SOA and APIs

What's the difference between microservice architecture, monolith architecture, SOA and APIs? PHOTO: Shutterstock Brands as large as Google, Amazon, Uber and Netflix have transitioned away from monolithic software architecture in recent years. Microservice architecture is the latest (and some would say the greatest) framework being deployed by development teams both large and small —  but what other options are there? With so many buzzwords and...

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Data Ingestion Best Practices

Ingesting data is often the most challenging process in the ETL process. Here are six steps to ease the way PHOTO: Randall Bruder Data is the fuel that powers many of the enterprise’s mission-critical engines, from business intelligence to predictive analytics; data science to machine learning. To be fully useful, data, like any fuel, must be abundant, readily available and clean. The process of data ingestion — preparing...

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Give Your Clients the Gift of Independence

Making clients rely on you for what should be easy website changes is a sure-fire way to ruin your working relationship PHOTO: Rawpixel You’ve been brought in to design a website for a client. You take the time to do it right, modeling the content, understanding the strategy and goals for the site, and working closely with their team to make sure the resulting design is technically possible...

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Identifying, Assessing and Evaluating Risk Is the Easy Part

Identifying and reacting to the initial risk is relatively easy. Taking into account all of the resulting risks this action creates is the hard part. PHOTO: Fleur Treurniet Knowing your risks is just the start. Acting, making informed decisions and taking the desired amount of the right risks, is the point of the spear. Once you have identified a risk, what are you going to do about it?...

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2017 Contributors of the Year: Joe Shepley

Joe Shepley has a way with a provocative headline. Case in point, "Will Office 365 Eat Your Lunch"? And while provocative headlines frequently lure readers in without delivering any substance, Shepley delivers. He draws on over 13 years of operational and technical experience to inform the opinions and prognostications he shares in his articles. Disagree with him? All the better, he's always up for debate in the comments.   Shepley...

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CMSWire’s Top Information Management Stories of 2017

Technicians using laptop while analyzing server in server room PHOTO: Shutterstock It is increasingly difficult to give a precise, inclusive definition of what information management is. Over the past year, the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the workplace has changed the face of traditional information management drastically. If, in the past, information management was about managing the lifecycle of information from entry into the...

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DAM: The Future of Content

DAM's role in the business is going through a transformation PHOTO: Alessio Lin “Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” — T.S. Eliot The future is already happening. Now is the time to focus on that future, to make the necessary plans for your digital assets, and to move in a proactive and productive manner toward true program management. You need to engage in digital asset...

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10 Ways Cloud Computing Will Evolve In 2018

10 vendors and service providers weigh in on how cloud computing will change in 2018 PHOTO: Pawel Nolbert The cloud is everywhere. Only three years ago it was still unclear as to how cloud adoption would unfold — or if it would unfold — in regulated industries. But heading into 2018, it's safe to say every business uses some form of cloud services. Driven by the explosion in...

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