How To Automate Data Migration Testing To Ensure Data Integrity During System And Application Migration

Migration of data from on-premises to cloud systems or between multiple cloud systems is a common and complex event across companies of all sizes and industries. The types of data being migrated can range from email messages to Office documents and PDF files to databases, website data and code repositories.

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The Role That Data, Analytics, And AI Play In The Work Of Creative Artists Agency To Influence Cultural Norms And Motivate People All Around The Globe

George Clooney. Cate Blanchett. Beyoncé. Lady Gaga. Brad Pitt. Tom Hanks. What do these artists have in common? Each of them, among others, in addition to a roster of professional athletes, is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a global entertainment and sports agency co-founded in 1975. CAA brings extensive

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Although Data Science Should Boost Productivity, The Vast Majority Of Data Fed Into These Systems Is Of Poor Quality

Data science was supposed to create a new productivity boom. But, for many companies, that boom never arrived. What’s gone wrong? While companies have invested in data tools, much of the data that’s fed into these systems is low quality – with mislabeled, missing, or incorrect information, which in turn

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Data Migration: Effective Data Transfers Need Strategy, Execution, And The Ability To Transport Data Without Difficulties

At some point in time, most businesses will find themselves in a position where they need to migrate data, workloads, or even entire applications and systems to a new location. This process can be daunting, especially for smaller, less established organizations or those with fewer experienced data professionals on staff.

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Why Companies Frequently Fail To Realize The Full Benefits Of Their Data Science Efforts

One of the world’s toughest challenges during the height of Covid pandemic was the timely allocation of vaccines to the people and areas that needed them most. Italy, like so many other countries, worked hard to address this daunting optimization problem. One major Italian city decided to introduce a web

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What Is A Data Quality Management Framework, How Does It Operate, And Why You Need One?

While companies may share common ground when it comes to their data quality problems, data quality tools and strategies are not one-size-fits-all solutions to the problem. Each company should approach data quality management through its unique lens. The June 2022 Great Expectations Study surveyed 500 data engineers, analysts and scientists,

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Data-Product Manager: A New Distinct Role Requires The Ability To Manage A Cross-Functional Product Development And Deployment Process

As companies have struggled to make use of datasets and AI, many have started to create data products – reusable datasets that can be analyzed in different ways by different users over time to solve a particular business problem. Data products can be a powerful tool, especially for large, legacy

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Data Analysis And Data Modelling: Two Different Concepts That Work Best When Used Together

While the terms data analysis and data modeling are often intertwined, they are two different concepts. Simply put, data analysis is about using data and information to drive business decisions, while data modeling refers to the architecture that makes analysis possible. In other words, data modeling and data analysis work

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Nudging Within Ethical Bounds: Sharing Information About Data Practices, And Being Transparent About The Algorithms

“Nudging” – the strategy of changing users’ behavior based on how apparently free choices are presented to them – has come a long way since the concept was popularized by University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein in 2008. With so much data about

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Data-Driven Culture: 10 Data Commandments To Help Create And Sustain A Data-Driven Culture

For many companies, a strong, data-driven culture remains elusive, and data are rarely the universal basis for decision making. Why is it so hard? Our work in a range of industries indicates that the biggest obstacles to creating data-based businesses aren’t technical; they’re cultural. We’ve distilled 10 data commandments to

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Data Privacy: Consumers Are Well Aware Of The Risks, But Many May Be Overstating Their Worries

Data-sharing is both fuel and lubricant to the world’s economy. It powers online and offline business models, and it enables, in the form of cookies and browser history, greater ease of use for consumers. But with every year, as more data – in terms of volume, types, and richness –

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Next Best Offer: Using Customer Data To Create Highly Customized Offers For The Right Customers At The Right Moment And At The Right Price

Shoppers once relied on familiar salespeople to help them find exactly what they wanted – and sometimes to suggest additional items they hadn’t even thought of. But today’s distracted consumers, bombarded with information and options, often struggle to find products or services that meet their needs. Advances in information technology,

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