Master Data vs. Reference Data

The terms “master data” and “reference data” can be confused fairly easily. Both provide data that changes only occasionally over time and provide data that is designed to be accurate and up to date.  Master data provides the accurate information needed for business transactions that are critical to the running of a business – the […]

What Is Data Privacy? Definition, Benefits, Use Cases

Data privacy describes a set of principles and guidelines to ensure the respectful processing, protection, and handling of sensitive data linked to a person. This concept ties to who can define, observe, use, and control a person’s information and how. Typically, privacy spans two types of levels: implicit rules and written legislation. Implicit rules cover norms, behaviors, and values […]

Women in Data: Meet Dr. Christina Sandema-Sombe

The latest installment in our Q&A series with women leaders in data features Dr. Christina Sandema-Sombe, chief data steward of Nike, Inc. (Read our previous Q&A here.)  Dr. Christina Sandema-Sombe first learned the joys – and challenges – of working with data as the global impact measurement lead at a humanitarian aid organization. Over a decade […]

What Is Data Reliability and Why Do You Need It?

“Can I trust this data?” In the dawning age of artificial intelligence (AI), this question becomes increasingly critical for individuals and organizations. Data reliability is the cornerstone of an organization’s data-driven decision-making. A recent survey from Precisely identified data-driven decision-making as the primary goal of 77% of data initiatives, yet only 46% of organizations have high or very […]

Why the Slowdown of Kryder’s Law Spells Urgency for Sustainable Archival Storage

Kryder’s Law, named after Mark Kryder – the former SVP of research at Seagate Technology – is an observation comparable to Moore’s Law but specifically related to the area of magnetic disk storage. It posits that the density of information stored on magnetic disks is increasing exponentially, doubling approximately every 18 months. Kryder’s Law, much like Moore’s […]

Denodo Partners with Google Cloud for New Data Virtualization and GenAI Integration

Denodo, a prominent figure in data management, has revealed a collaborative effort with Google Cloud to integrate the Denodo Platform with Google Cloud’s Vertex AI, marking a significant stride in the realm of enterprise innovation. This partnership capitalizes on data virtualization, merging advanced logical data management capabilities with state-of-the-art generative AI services offered by Google […]

Accenture Federal Services and Google Public Sector Launch Data & AI Center of Excellence

According to a new press release, Accenture Federal Services and Google Public Sector have launched a Data & AI Center of Excellence, dedicated to aiding federal agencies in enhancing citizen services through tailor-made solutions, leveraging Google Cloud’s generative AI technologies. With a focus on supporting sensitive and classified workloads while adhering to regulatory compliance standards, […]

Fundamentals of Data Classification

The process of data classification can be broadly described as the organization of data into relevant categories, allowing it to be accessed and protected more efficiently. In the simplest terms, the data classification process ranks data based on its security needs and makes it easier to locate and retrieve data. Classification is especially useful to […]