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Data Insights & Analytics Webinar Series With FSFP
March 20, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Descriptive, Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics

By FSFP

Our webinar co-hosts Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley kicked off the call with an explanation of why we use statistical analyses. Simply put, it’s because we have a question or problem to figure out that we think data can solve. We may find ourselves with too much data and too little time to analyze all of it — or we…

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Data Governance Training for Data Education Month
March 15, 2017

Celebrate “Data Education Month” With Our Data Governance Course

By FSFP

DATAVERSITY recently declared March as Data Education Month. We also support the idea of giving data management professionals access to educational tools, training and content. That’s why we’re featuring the Data Governance training course we created with DATAVERSITY — and offering a 25% discount when you purchase it this month.

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Big Data and Global Data Privacy Regulations
March 13, 2017

Big Data and Global Data Privacy Regulations

By Lynn Laverty

Big Data technological breakthroughs are enabling the realization of many benefits for companies, consumers, job seekers, consultants and technology firms. Given Big Data’s benefits and the ability to process large amounts of all types of data at a fast speed, it is easy to think you should integrate all your data into this environment. But just because we can … should we? … and an additional question is, can we?

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March 09, 2017

Are You Ready for Data-Centric Development?

By Malcolm Chisholm

This is the second article in a two-part series on data-centric projects and our Data-Centric Development Life Cycle (DCLC) methodology. (Read part one.) DCLC is an iterative methodology for data-centric projects that brings data problems and opportunities to the forefront before development begins — rather than during testing or after production implementation.

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Data Insights & Analytics Webinar Series With FSFP
February 20, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse

By FSFP

Are you Team Data Lake or Team Data Warehouse? Which one does your organization have and actively use? Are there plans to enhance (i.e., improve, streamline and/or upgrade or replace) your data repository this year? If you’re interested in getting First San Francisco Partners’ take on the “best” solution for your organization, we hope you attended our February 2 Data Insights & Analytics (DIA) webinar.

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The Missing Piece(s) in Data Governance
February 16, 2017

The Missing Piece(s) in Data Governance

By Angie Pribor

I’ve been a data governance practitioner and consultant working with clients for more than 17 years now. I’m growing more concerned about something and wonder if you’re seeing it, too. It’s the lack of goals, measures and incentives for the people responsible for key data governance roles. Data governance, as a practice, is no longer a new concept. We’ve been at this for some time now … so, why are we still in a new-concept state?

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Data-Centric Development Life Cycle
February 14, 2017

What is a Data-Centric Development Project?

By Malcolm Chisholm

This is the first article in a two-part series on data-centric projects and our Data-Centric Development Life Cycle (DCLC) methodology. DCLC brings a new approach to address the unique needs of data-centric projects — e.g., Data Lake, Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI)/Analytics, et al.

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Data Insights & Analytics Webinar Series With FSFP
January 19, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Insights and Analytics Frameworks

By FSFP

A new year brings a new focus to our monthly webinar partnership with DATAVERSITY. The 2017 series, Data Insights & Analytics, will feature our perspectives on the strategy, framework, technology and practical application of business intelligence and analytics. More than 180 information management professionals joined our January 5 webinar, Data Insights and Analytics Frameworks.

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Leveraging the Value of Data-centric Processes FSFP
January 05, 2017

Leveraging the Value of Data-Centric Processes

By Kelle O'Neal

In previous CIO.com articles, we talked about three of the five capabilities needed to turn data into insight. The fourth key capability is to have “data-centric processes.” What we mean by this is twofold: There are processes embedded into the organization that are focused on data and data management and optimization. There is a recognition that data is an input and a valuable output of other processes in the organization, and these inputs and outputs are understood and retained to extend data understanding in the organization.

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FSFP's Top 10 Blog Posts for 2016
December 30, 2016

FSFP’s Top 10 Blog Posts for 2016

By FSFP

We launched our First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) blog in April 2016 with much excitement here at our information management consulting firm. It’s not like our Founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal hadn’t been blogging before April. In fact, she regularly contributed to the Beye (Business Intelligence) Network and to other sites like CIO.com and Data Informed.

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December CDO Vision Webinar with First San Francisco Partenrs
December 21, 2016

CDO Vision Webinar Recap: 2017 Trends in Data Strategy

By FSFP

On our December 1 CDO Vision webinar, we turned our attention to the coming new year and predicted what might be in store for data management strategies, including predictive analytics, data monetization and Big Data. Our passionate prognosticators Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley were joined by data strategy and analytics pro Micheline Casey. They divvied up the topics and spent…

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Did Data Science Lose the U.S. Election? by Malcolm Chisholm at FSFP
December 14, 2016

Did Data Science Lose the U.S. Election?

By Malcolm Chisholm

The recent United States presidential election was hard fought on both sides and generated a lot of emotion. It seems that divisions remain, but one thing both sides can agree on is the surprising lack of accuracy in the predictions about who would win and by how much. This seems to have dealt a considerable blow to the reputation of…

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CDO Vision Webinar Series With First San Franciso Partners & DATAVERSITY
November 23, 2016

CDO Vision Webinar Recap: Real World Data Strategy Success Stories

By FSFP

Our November CDO Vision webinar with DATAVERSITY highlighted data strategy success stories, focusing on enterprise information management (EIM) initiatives that met or exceeded their stated goals. Co-presenters Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley covered a variety of industry examples, including energy and retail. They set up the firms’ data issues and opportunities, the focus of the EIM initiative and the successes…

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Ensuring the Quality of "Fit for Purpose" Data
November 18, 2016

Ensuring the Quality of “Fit for Purpose” Data

By John Ladley

Welcome back to our CIO.com series on managing the data landscape and making sure you get the most value out of your data. In our first article in the series, 5 Critical Success Factors to Turn Data Into Insight, and the ones that follow it, we seek to define these five capabilities that play key roles in the success and…

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