Data Governance: What’s in it for me?

The Problem  “How do I find mouse epithelial cell lines?” “I’m looking for a mus musculus prostate cell line—does anyone have one?”  “I need some CRL-2731, where is it?”  While scientists may recognize that these questions could all have the…

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Data Structured or Unstructured

Structured or Unstructured. No Problem

Anytime you hear the word data or big data, a constant stream of green numbers comes to your mind as in the movie, The Matrix. But there is more to data than that.  Data can be structured or unstructured. Multi-structured…

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The Real Mr. Data Virtualization, Rise!

One of the ways that you can tell that a concept or technology is gaining currency is that many people start interpreting or associating with it in their own way, sometimes in very, very different ways. Data virtualization is a…

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Self-Service BI and Data Virtualization

I recently attended Business Technology Forum by Forrester Research in Florida. As the event title indicates business and technology cross-over more than ever, just as software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications have done for operations, and now self-service business intelligence (Self-Service BI) and…

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