TDWI BI Symposium in London in partnership with IRM UK, 10 - 12 September
For articles on the following subjects please visit www.tdwi.org/uk - Dimensional Modelling, Big Data Analytics, Business Analytics, Data Analysis and Design and Performance Management.
MDM and Big Data by William McKnight
“Big data” describes data that has the potential to grow much more rapidly than its small brethren data. While structured, alphanumeric data can also be “big”, it’s the unstructured sensor, web and social data that have some cost-effective methods for storage and retrieval that may or may not be database oriented.
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Security in the Cloud by Jeff Crume
Sometimes it seems that everything in the IT world is going virtual, moving to the cloud. Poof! That server farm you used to maintain so diligently has suddenly vaporized — cloud-like, as it were — out of sight, out of mind. Now you can let someone else sweat the details, right? Well, if you aren’t careful just as all that equipment moved to an undisclosed location, your mission critical information could enter witness protection without a forwarding address or, even worse, become a matter of public record. Manage the transition to a public cloud correctly and the rewards could be significant, but if you get it wrong, the consequences could be dire.
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The following pages are an extract (Chapter 13) from the publication Business Architecture - A Practical Guide which is available to purchase on the following link:- http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409438595
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The role of the Business Analyst has changed. The traditional analyst focused on “requirements-gathering”; as if the requirements where already hanging from the trees and just needed to be picked and gathered. Today’s BA is a more active “cultivator” of the agenda. They no longer just gather requirements and document needs; they actively shape the agenda with project-stakeholders. They draw out the (often conflicting) needs implicit in the business-, operational- and technical-dimensions of a project.
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IRM UK Conferences taking place in London this year:
Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012, 24 - 26 September
Data Management, Information Quality and DW&BI Conferences Europe 2012, 5 - 7 November
IRM UK Seminars taking place in London this year:
Enterprise Architecture Series
Business & Systems Analysis Series
Data Management Series
IT Strategy & Management Series
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