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We Know What You'll Be Eating During the Super Bowl [Infographic]

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Hunches are good, but data is better, so says best-selling author Dan Pink. And in a world of big data and sophisticated analytics, why would you even want to go on a hunch, especially when there’s so much great data available?

Maybe because, in this day and age, huge volumes of variable data come at you with such great velocity that it’s difficult to get an accurate picture of what it’s telling you. Especially if it’s all loaded into a spreadsheet.

And, even if you’re OK with jockeying spreadsheets, chances are the people with whom you want to have conversations and collaborate about the data are not. When they see you coming at them with an Excel file, they’ll run the other way. Send the e-mail with an .xls attachment and they may “accidentally” delete without reading …

 

Web Quality Management Meets Digital Governance in Acquisition

Web Quality Management Meets Digital Governance in ActiveStandards' WelchmanPierpoint BuyMore than one year after a rebranding strategy, Web Quality Management (WQM) provider ActiveStandards of London has scooped up an enterprise digital governance consultancy.

Today it announced in a blog post it acquired Baltimore-based WelchmanPierpoint and will tap its founding partner, Lisa Welchman, to head the new professional services division as President of Enterprise Digital Governance Solutions.

Zettaset and MicroStrategy Deliver Secure, Big Data Insight #MSTRworld

hadoopornohadoop.jpgOK, so it’s not popular to say so, but Hadoop has some real big problems. Among them, the security vulnerabilities that exist “at every layer of the stack,” according to a blog post penned by Gartner analyst Merv Adrian.

So it goes to follow that the enterprises who turn a blind eye to those vulnerabilities might be headed for trouble.

That being said, companies who fail to identify data-driven insights and make decisions around them could be digging their own graves.

Reflections on Strategic Risks: What's in a Name?

risk.jpgSurveys say people are paying more attention to so-called “strategic risk.” 

Beyond Fire Drills: Applying Lean Principles to Information Governance

Beyond Fire Drills: Applying Lean Principles to Information GovernanceToo many organizations equate "information governance" with "information lock-down." This is a mistake.

Risk mitigation shouldn’t be the only factor driving your information governance strategy.

 

A Stolen Kiss for Your SharePoint Governance

A Stolen Kiss for Your SharePoint GovernanceIsn't it time you show your SharePoint governance plan some love?

Reflections on IT Risk, Technology, Risk Management, Internal Audit

All the studies show an increasing pace of change in and around technology. It’s not just that we run the back-office with enterprise software, it is also invading the front office and the products and services offered by organizations around the world.

HP Autonomy Unleashes New Data Recovery Vision with Data Protector v8.1

HP Autonomy (HPA) has just announced Data Protector v8.1 will be available in January. While it comes with a bunch of new features, the real significance of this release will be the introduction of an entirely new way of looking at and implementing data recovery.

Accenture Reports Good News for Risk Management but Misses a Key Point

Accenture’s 2013 Global Risk Management Study starts with a great subtitle: “Risk management for an era of greater uncertainty.” I love this play on words: we live in uncertain times, and risk management is all about addressing the uncertainty between us and our objectives (as the esteemed Felix Kloman says, risk management helps us “pierce the fog of uncertainty”). 

Gartner MQ for Enterprise GRC: EMC, IBM, SAP, Software AG Among Leaders

Last week we saw in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (EGRC) that the rise of social computing and the use of the enormous datasets that it throws up, means that big data and the ability to take meaning from big data is set to transform the market over the next 3 years. It also shows that there are a large number of vendors that are ready for the challenges that this poses.

Gartner MQ for Enterprise GRC: Big Data Analytics To Respond To Social Risk

Now in its 9th year, the Garter MQ for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms is one of the most dynamic there is. While enterprises always expected a wide range of capabilities across these platforms to monitor risk and business performance, the rise of social computing and the datasets that this throws up, means that big data is also entering the mix and is set to transform the market over the next 3 years.

SharePoint Players Metalogix, MetaVis Debut Email Archiving, Backup Solutions

One vendor touts its latest solution’s ability to afford organizations the freedoms and flexibility to keep the flow of archived emails going to, well, wherever they want without any stranglehold.

Another’s solution powers users to quickly back up Office 365 SharePoint and restore content while retaining version history and metadata.

Are Organizations Too Complex to Govern Effectively?

Information Management, Are Organizations Too Complex to Govern EffectivelyWhen you look at many of the organizational disasters of recent years (such as the Deepwater Horizon explosion, fire and oil spill that embroiled BP, Halliburton and Transocean in billions of dollars in cost even before reputational damage and business disruption), people ask where top management and the board were.

SkyDrive Pro Enters Mix in Cloud Data Storage Competition

information management, SkyDrive Pro Enters Mix in Cloud Data Storage CompetitionAs we predicted, the competition for increased storage in the cloud is on. We just didn’t know it would happen this fast.

Should Internal Audit Be Responsible for Detecting Fraud?

shutterstock_148770233.jpgInternal auditors love fraud: detecting it and investigating it. The majority of boards and top management expect internal auditors to dedicate a fair portion of their time to auditing for fraud and performing investigations as needed.

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