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Understanding data governance and avoiding the most common mistakes

Understanding data governance and avoiding the most common mistakes

An increasing number of channels means there is more data available to businesses than ever before. New, more stringent regulations mean that many organisations, particularly those in the financial sector, are finding that they are required to manage the data they hold to ensure it’s as accurate, up-to-date and useful as possible. As a [...]

Introduction to SAP Business Objects (BO / BOBJ)

Introduction to SAP Business Objects (BO / BOBJ)

A great tutorial on Business Objects.

Data Mart Concepts

Data Mart Concepts

This chapter reviews some basic concepts relating to data marts and establishes some working definitions for use in the rest of this book. Although there is a lot of agreement among users and vendors on the definitions and terminology, they have not yet reached complete consensus. If you talk to a dozen people, you are likely to hear about half a [...]

Dependent and Independent Data Marts

Dependent and Independent Data Marts

Two basic types of data marts, dependent and independent, are shown in the following figure. The categorization is based primarily on the data source that feeds the data mart. Dependent data marts draw data from a central data warehouse that has already been created. Independent data marts, in contrast, are standalone systems built by drawing [...]

Meta-data and Data Mart solutions for better understanding for data and information in E-government Monitoring

Meta-data and Data Mart solutions for better understanding for data and information in E-government Monitoring

Great Information on Dataware house and Data mart. E-Government Monitor (eGovMon) is used to ensure the new online services for e-government (eGov). To effectively address the real needs of the citizens, businesses and governmental agencies. A system to monitor this development can give a better understanding of how to build good online service [...]

Hiring Top Analytics Talent: How Leading Companies Do It

Hiring Top Analytics Talent: How Leading Companies Do It

People with analytics modeling skills, business domain knowledge, and technical skills are in high demand among digital data-driven businesses. But these professionals are a rare breed. Here's how leading companies are attracting top talent. The race to recruit top analytics talent is getting more intense as companies compete against each other [...]

IT pros get a handle on machine learning and big data

IT pros get a handle on machine learning and big data

Machine learning is the force behind many big data initiatives. But things can go wrong when implementing it, with significant effects on IT operations. Unfortunately, predictive modeling can be fraught with peril if you don’t have a firm grasp of the quality and veracity of the input data, the actual business goal and the real world limits of [...]

How Big Data is Helping Fight AIDS in Africa

How Big Data is Helping Fight AIDS in Africa

Big DataHIV transmission from mother to child is a major, and preventable, factor in the ongoing prevalence of AIDS in Africa. While transmission rates are below 5% with effective prenatal treatment, the World Health Organization says they can range up to 45% without treatment—unfortunately, a common situation in the developing [...]

SQL Query, Excluding Holidays/Weekends

SQL Query, Excluding Holidays/Weekends

select days = datediff(day, workDate, receivedDate) - (select count(*) from tblHolidays where holidayDate >= workDate and holidayDate < receivedDate) from tblExceptions

M. Sc. eHealth

M. Sc. eHealth

Fall 2011 Admissions now open. Fall 2011 admission deadline is March 1, 2011. To apply to the Master of Science in eHealth program, please complete your application using the step by step process online by clicking here. Admission Requirements at a Glance * A Bachelor’s Degree with an average in the final year of at least B+ [...]

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