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Month: December 2016

Top 6 Technology Market Predictions for 2017

  Big Data Will Transform Every Element of the Healthcare Supply Chain The entire healthcare supply chain has been being digitized for the last several years. We’ve already witnessed the use of big data to improve not only patient care, but also payer-provider systems, reducing wasted overhead, predict epidemics, cure diseases, improve the quality of […]







4 Considerations for Delivering Data Quality on Hadoop

  Organizations are increasingly trying to become data driven. In my last blog, I outlined steps organizations should take to become data driven using the Kotter Model. In this blog I want to highlight a key aspect of the digital transformation journey, which is Data Governance specifically in the era of Big Data. As companies […]







The Role of Statistics in Business Decision Making

  The use of statistics in business can be traced back hundreds of years.   As early as 744 AD, statistics were used by Gerald of Wales to complete the first population census of Wales (1).  It wasn’t long before merchants realized that statistics could be used to measure and quantify trade.  The first record of […]







Talend Data Masters 2016 – UNOS: How many lives can you save?

  Did you know that a single organ donor can save up to 8 lives? The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a private, non-profit organization that manages the United States’ national organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. On average, 85 people receive transplants every day, but another 22 people die […]







Data Matching 101: How Does Data Matching Work?

  This blog is the first in a series of three looking at Data Matching and how this can be done within the Talend toolset. This first blog will look at the theory behind Data Matching, what is it and how it works. The second blog will look at the use of the Talend toolset […]







IT: How to Survive in a Self-Service World

  This article aims to explain to IT and data professionals how to satisfy users’ expectations about data access management while ensuring data control and data security. It provides advice for how to stimulate the use of governed, self-service data preparation. 8.33 AM, coffee in hand (the 3rd since the alarm clock anyway), Executive Management […]







Sensors, Environment and Internet of Things (IoT)

  According to Jacob Morgan, “Anything that can be connected, will be connected.” At one time, the terms cloud and big data were regarded as just ‘hype’, but now we’ve all witnessed the dramatic impact both of these key technologies have had on businesses across every industry around the globe. Now people are beginning to […]







Talend Data Masters 2016: Lenovo’s Data-Driven Retail Transformation

  Last year, Talend introduced its annual Data Masters awards program, which recognizes companies that have dramatically transformed their businesses through [1innovative use of big data and cloud integration technologies. This year’s Data Master’s blog series focuses on the winners of the 2016 Data Masters Awards, which were revealed on November 17thduring a ceremony at […]







Where’s a Russian Linesman When You Need One? Talend Scores Highest Position in Visionaries Quadrant for Data Quality

  As some might recall, in the 1966 World Cup, Sir Geoff Hurst, a former English international football (A.K.A. ‘soccer’) player, scored a controversial goal during England’s World Cup final match against West Germany at Wembley Stadium that helped his team secure a 4–2 victory. For many the ball hadn’t crossed the goal line and therefore wasn’t a score; however, […]