data visibility

Who Pays for The Lack of Data Visibility?

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In today’s world there is a lot of hype around data and its usage, Let’s take a closer look at the penalties for a lack of data and data visibility in particular. Management All managers like to know what is going on at any given point in time, but on a global, birds eye level, […]

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Starting the New Year Off Right With Data Quality

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It’s 2014, which means a fresh new year for your organization, and for all the challenges that come with running successful, efficient organizations.  But hopefully you are refreshed and rejuvenated after the holiday season, enjoyed a few cocktails, some laughs, and probably some cold weather, and now you are ready to get started on making […]

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How To Combine a Structured and Semi Structured Data Model

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Merging structured and semi-structured data models gives you the flexibility to decipher and display data in a number of ways that best represents what is being analysed.  It gives you the best of both worlds, high-performance and navigation, flexibility and scalability.  Before we explain how this combination works though, it is important to understand the […]

If Santa Had a Data Audit Log App…

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It’s the holiday season, and we are feeling, well, festive!  In trying to bring a bit of holiday cheer to everyday business, we imagined what it would be like if Santa used Observato, our data audit log application.  And the possibilities were countless.  It got us very excited so we decided to make it into […]

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5 Things Your Data Log Should Do For You

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Your data log SHOULD be a lifeline between you and your data, you and your business users, and between your business users and their activity as well. But unfortunately, this probably isn’t what you are getting from your data log. In the blog post “But My System Already Has A Built-In Data Audit Log…” we […]

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What IS Semi-Structured Data?

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Data.  The term is used so frequently, by so many, but it is not often that we stop and think about what we are actually talking about.  Data typically means “pieces” of information that are displayed in a specific way.  But, it gets more complicated than that.  Data can mean slightly different things in different […]

data strategy

What’s a Data Strategy?

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Some of you may be rolling your eyes at the question “What’s a data strategy”?  In this case, you probably have already implemented one at your organization.  Kudos to you because according to research from Dataversity, you are one of only 11% of organizations that have. The truth of the matter is simple, even though […]