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Data Centres are the dedicated spaces used to locate and run servers, storage and networking equipment.
Graph databases store data in terms of entities and the relationships between entities.
Our infrastructure practice aims to articulate the infrastructure story to make it meaningful for the CIO
This is the use of tools to make a representative subset or copy of a whole database that lets you adequately test relevant applications.
Developers and data scientists may not be allowed to see detailed personal information but at the same time they may need that data, or its equivalent.
DevOps is about encouraging a culture of collaboration across development, operations and business silos (and, by implication, removing these silos).
NoSQL - not only SQL - non-relational databases.
Many enterprises still run on Mainframes but start-ups that value growth without early over-provisioning should also consider Mainframe platforms.
Spreadsheet governance is a specialised aspect of governance - dealing with the error-prone nature of spreadsheets and their ungoverned proliferation.
Data preparation tools allow business analysts/users (sometimes data scientists) to prepare data for analysis without having to rely on IT.
Customer relationship management (CRM) refers to the principles, practices and guidelines that an organisation follows when interacting with its customers.
Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods or services and is a major component of ERP.
Further resources to broaden your knowledge:
Instrumenting the Virtualised Datacentre… for Performance SLAs - Overcoming the “not my problem, try that lot over there” issue
To deliver services reliably in an increasingly virtualised world, companies need seamless access to performance metrics across their entire infrastructure
Configuration Management goes Blockchain - A better blockchain usecase than cryptocurrency?
Configuration management would seem ideally placed to take advantage of a secure distributed ledger, using Blockchain.
On consistency, silos and catalogues
And why a good solution may be better than a perfect one.
Data Governance is not Data Quality
And it's not Data Stewardship, either
How much is my new technology saving me? - it's all about common sense, scope, and politics
Estimating technology savings is all about common sense and scope; although politics can also be a factor.
Addressing the GDPR issue - Patterns and Antipatterns for success
Addressing GDPR for business benefit rather than as a cost
Configuration Management, is it all about TRUST - Thoughts prompted by the BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group Conference, 9/5/17
Can we trust the automated systems in the mutable business to do the right thing? We need "just enough" governance and configuration management
EFT Summit to look at Industry 4.0 effect on SCM
EFT Hi-Tech Summit is to look at Industry 4.0 and its effect on the supply chain.
How graph databases solve previously unsolvable business and technology challenges
What sort of problems do graph databases solve and what sort of use cases are there? Also, what sort of data graph databases map to which sort of use case?
Your Journey to the Cloud; Assured - Good governance for digital transformation is the first stage for many mutable businesses
Digital transformation is the process of migrating your organisation to new ways of doing business. To succeed, Organisations must embrace digital thinking.
A focus on Business Continuity - Business Continuity should be a tested part of holistic system design, not a bolt-on afterthought
Some thoughts on Business Continuity, prompted by a new iland survey
Automating spreadsheet processes
FreeSight is marketed as a data prep tool. At heart it is a product for capturing and managing repeatable Excel processes.