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This article is part of the Business Information issue of February 2013
Information. It's everywhere, flooding into the business like a tidal wave. And it's coming from an ever-widening array of data sources -- transaction processing systems, of course, but also Twitter, Facebook and their social media kin, mobile devices and the vastness of the cloud, Web server logs and sensors -- enough to submerge every glass-and-steel tower the world over. Someone has to make sure that data is available, accurate and accessible. To whom am I writing? Why, you, the business analyst. And both of you, data architect and IT manager. Ditto for the database administrator, developer and line-of-business manager. Business Information is for you -- all of you. It's a bimonthly magazine designed to help professionals throughout the enterprise manage corporate data in a business environment that is faster-paced and more complex than ever before. Our experienced staff of technology journalists will be your guide in this transformed landscape, explaining trends in business analytics and data management, delivering ...
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Features in this issue
The inaugural issue of Business Information magazine explores mobile business application use in business, a call for leadership on BI teams, Oracle’s new release and more.
Although the use of mobile applications is growing rapidly in businesses, IT managers don't expect mobile devices to oust PCs from the workplace.
Making corporate data available on mobile devices calls for careful management to keep business users from going down wrong paths in using the info.
Data virtualization technology is playing a larger role in the data integration market, and it has the explosion of data types and sources to thank.
The discovery of discrepancies in a telecom company's data led to a realization that more robust procedures for ensuring data quality were needed.
No doubt you've heard the term social media analytics -- it's the gathering and exploring of social media data. Do you need to invest now? It depends.
News in this issue
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Smartphones and tablets help organizations’ employees see the same version of the performance picture. Will finance embrace these mobile solutions?
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