Information Management, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124095267
  • ISBN-13: 9780124095267
  • DDC: 658.4038
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 214 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Information Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data is about making smart decisions to make the most of company information. Expert author William McKnight develops the value proposition for information in the enterprise and succinctly outlines the numerous forms of data storage. Information Management will enlighten you, challenge your preconceived notions, and help activate information in the enterprise. Get the big picture on managing data so that your team can make smart decisions by understanding how everything from workload allocation to data stores fits together. The practical, hands-on guidance in this book includes: Part 1: The importance of information management and analytics to business, and how data warehouses are used. Part 2: The technologies and data that advance an organization, and extend data warehouses and related functionality. Part 3: Big Data and NoSQL, and how technologies like Hadoop enable management of new forms of data. Part 4: Pulls it all together, while addressing topics of agile development, modern business intelligence, and organizational change management.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
In Praise of Information Management.
1: You’re in the Business of Information.
2: Relational Theory in Practice.
3: You’re in the Business of Analytics.
4: Data Quality: Passing the Standard.
5: Columnar Databases.
6: Data Warehouses and Appliances.
7: Master Data Management: One Chapter Here, but Ramifications Everywhere.
8: Data Stream Processing: When Storing the Data Happens Later.
9: Data Virtualization: The Perpetual Short-Term Solution.
10: Operational Big Data: Key-Value, Document, and Column Stores: Hash Tables Reborn.
11: Analytical Big Data: Hadoop: Analytics at Scale.
12: Graph Databases: When Relationships are the Data.
13: Cloud Computing: On-Demand Elasticity.
14: An Elegant Architecture where Information Flows.
15: Modern Business Intelligence—Collaboration, Mobile, and Self-Service: Organizing the Discussion and Tethering the User to Information.
16: Agile Practices for Information Management.
17: Organizational Change Management: The Soft Stuff is the Hard Stuff.