IRM UK Newsletter 2012


In this issue we have the following articles:

Acheiving Business Agility by Bob Eve

MDM: Dream or Illusion by Walid el-Abed

The Keystone to Big, Unstructured Data Management by Mike Brooksbank

Demand for Analytics by Stephen Swoyer



Acheiving Business Agility by Bob Eve

“In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.”

Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species in 1859 captures the essence of every 21st century organization’s need to continuously adapt in response to an increasingly complex and dynamic business environment.

Download the article here. Bob will be presenting a Conference session on Data Virtualization at the Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Conference on 6 November.

MDM: Dream or Illusion by Walid el-Abed

Enterprises are driven by requirements mixing immediate efficiency and long term valuation. However, these goals do not seem totally aligned with MDM. Is there, nonetheless, a solution to transform the MDM illusion into a waking dream? A new emerging concept might yield the answer: Data Excellence.

Download the full article here. Walid will be presenting a Conference session on Standards and Compliance at the Data Management & Information Quality Conference on 7 November.

The Keystone to Big, Unstructured Data Management by Mike Brooksbank

A 2011 study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute surveyed the potential value and competitive advantage that can be extracted from big data. The study cited four potentially important ways that public and private sector organizations.could benefit by managing and using their big data assets.

Download the full article here. Mike will be presenting a Conference session on Unstructured and Semi-Structured data at the Data Management & Information Quality Conference on 6 November.

Demand for Analytics by Stephen Swoyer

Growth in business analytic software demand was impressive last year. Giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP control a huge chunk of the market, but SAS and other vendors stand to benefit from the trend according to IDC.

Download the full article here. IRM UK will be running the TDWI BI&DW Symposium Europe 2013 in London, 18 - 20 March. 

Recent Webinars with Rick van der Lans and Peter Aiken.

Solving BI Challenges with Data Virtualization - a webinar with Rick van der Lans on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 1:30 PM London time - View the recording here.

Evolving Your Information Architecture – a webinar with Peter Aiken on Thursday Oct 11, 2012 1:30 PM London time - View the recording here.

The MDM & Data Governance Summit Europe 2013, 15 - 17 April.

Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event? All selected speakers will be entitled to attend the event free of charge. You are more than welcome to submit a number of proposals and these can be submitted across the conferences. At this stage we would only require a brief outline of your suggested presentation. Making a submission is relatively easy - the main information that we would need are your contact details, a suggested title of the presentation, 100 words including 3-5 bullet points summarising your proposed presentation and a brief biography. 

Submit online here.

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IRM UK Conferences taking place in London this year:

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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