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New Customer Support Offerings Now Available

We’ve introduced a new tiered model of support offerings designed to match the individual needs of our broad customer base.  As organizations seek to manage data as an enterprise asset, providing a range of technical support options is critical to ensuring customers can meet the global information management needs of their organization.  With this new model, Noetix customers now have the option of selecting more robust offerings to better support their internal stakeholders. Read more

MDM Architecture Styles – Do you have the right mix?

(Updated October 2018) What is the right MDM architecture style for your organization? It’s definitely an open-ended question that deserves an informed answer, especially before making new investment decisions. But before tackling the question, it is useful to define and understand the MDM styles themselves. Dr. Dave Waddington of The Information Difference defined four broad styles in an article published in Information Management. If you follow the MDM space, you’ll see similar descriptions from most of the MDM industry analysts.
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Best of COLLABORATE 13 – OAUG Forum Webinar Series

Don’t miss the OAUG Forum webinar series, Best of COLLABORATE 13, featuring more than 30 sessions originally presented at the COLLABORATE 13 conference in April.  The sessions will be presented live via webinar daily from August 19 to 30.  Attendance is free and unlimited for all employees of OAUG member organizations, but space is limited and advance registration is required.   Read more

King County Lists Noetix as a Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction

BWP-honor-roll-2013_190x220Noetix has been selected for King County’s annual list of Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction for the fifth consecutive year.  King County’s Solid Waste Division initiated the list seven years ago to recognize businesses for strong internal recycling programs and for their commitment to making recycling a priority for their companies. Read more

There is no such thing as “Unstructured Analysis”

There is a lot of interest in unstructured data these days.  Whether this is the more “traditional” forms like video and other large bit-stream objects or things like clickstream data from the web, lots of people are devoting lots of time and effort towards the creation and management of systems to collect and store this data.  Indeed, the explosion of this category of data is, at least in part, what is making “big data” so big. Read more

The Balance of Terror: Modeling Balances as Transaction Data or Reference Data?

When recently pondering how balance data should be modeled, I was reminded of my favorite Star Trek episode, The Balance of Terror. Those sneaky Romulans had crossed the neutral zone and were destroying Federation outposts. Naturally, only the Enterprise was close enough to intervene. Read more

Data Efficiency and Agility Explained

We have written a lot about data agility and efficiency in the Kalido blog. I recently provided the results of our ETL-based Data Warehouses survey, and Allen Johnson wrote about the recent report “Measuring the Half Life of Data” by Nucleus Research. Read more

Survey Results on Big Data

Another survey we ran in 2012 was conducted at a Big Data event we sponsored in London – Big Data Analytics 2012. This was a full day event that featured presentations from vendors and customers on their Big Data projects, or aspirations, as the case may be. While it was a relatively small show – a few hundred people – we managed to poll a representative sample in our booth to ask about the status of their Big Data thinking and activity. Read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Data Management

For most business managers, agility is at or near the top of every wish list.  No executive wants to be left behind in the wave of dramatic, often unforeseen changes that are part of a typical business day.   As one wise industry analyst said, “You can’t catch a wave from behind.”  In a sea of business uncertainty, those waves come from all directions and staying in front of them is critical to success.    Read more

Data Management Discontent: Do You Need To Change Your Platform?

Today I was alerted to another interesting blog post, Data management discontent: Time for change. Evidently a yet-to-be published study by IDG and sponsored by SAP indicates that companies surveyed are so unhappy with their current data management platform that 49% report plans to evaluate new data management approaches and solutions within the next 24 months. Read more