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There is no immunity from cyber attacks, so be prepared

              Devastating cases of cyber-attack scenarios continue to mount. Unfortunately,  the most recent high-profile example is a harbinger of things to come.  By now, everyone is at least peripherally aware of the WannaCry ransomware attack that occurred just a few weeks ago.  If you somehow missed it, the WannaCry […]

A Recap of Informatica World 2017

“Disruption”  The Force Behind Informatica World 2017: Informatica World 2017 has just completed in San Francisco.  This year’s conference came with a quite a few announcements, and even all new branding.  The new branding is bright and fresh.  There were a few themes of the conference, but “Disruption” was the word of the day.  Throughout […]

Higher Ed – Everyone is Trying to Solve the Same Problem

Data Governance and Student Success —   I just attended the Higher Ed Data Warehouse (HEDW) conference, which this year was hosted at the University of Arizona in Tucson.   This is our second year attending (as a sponsor).    U of A is a sizeable institution with an excellent facility to accommodate the 300+ attendees.  And […]

ETL Data Preprocessing and Normalization: 4 Steps to Cleaner, Better Data

In my last blog entry, I highlighted that the analysis of data in its cleanest, most standardized form is a pinnacle in the performance and growth of a business. In this blog entry, I would like to talk about some of the steps you can take to achieve the cleanest form of data. Real-world data, […]

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