?While Data Architecture focuses on technology and infrastructure design, Data Governance encompasses the people, the process, the workflow, as well as the architecture needed to support governance.á So while Data Architecture is critical to Data Governance, it?s a small piece of a wider whole,? said Donna Burbank, Managing Director at Global Data Strategy. She likened [?]
Click to learn more about authoráRichard Macaskill. The first two posts in this series on GDPR are: So, What is GDPR and Why Should Database Administrators Care? So, What is GDPR, and Why Should Your Customers Care? If you?ve read anything about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you?ll probably have seen the phrase [?]
Cloud services are moving from the initial ?we?re doing it because everyone else is? state to a more cautious, planned migration, one where IT departments have done a careful assessment of their needs and determined what to move to the cloud and what will stay on-premises.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced its Azure Migration Assessment Program for organizations focused on transitioning website infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. The new program includes the only free assessment of its kind to evaluate website workloads and performance data to develop [?]
Click to learn more about authoráCathy Nolan. What is a Privacy Impact Assessment? A Privacy Impact Assessment, or PIA, is an analysis of how personally identifiable information (PII) is collected, used, shared, and maintained. Why do it?á If your organization needs to comply with the GDPR, a PIA will demonstrate that program managers and system [?]
Habitat loss is the most important threat to species survival, and the efficient selection of priority areas is fundamental for good systematic conservation planning. Using amphibians as a conservation target, we designed an innovative assessment strategy, showing that prioritization models focused on functional, phylogenetic, and taxonomic diversity can include cost-effectiveness?based assessments of land values. We report new key conservation sites within the Brazilian Atlantic Forest hot spot, revealing a congruence of ecological and evolutionary patterns. We suggest payment for ecosystem services through environmental set-asides on private land, establishing potential trade-offs for ecological and evolutionary processes. Our findings introduce additional effective area-based conservation parameters that set new priorities for biodiversity assessment in the Atlantic Forest, validating the usefulness of a novel approach to cost-effectiveness?based assessments of conservation value for other species-rich regions.
Data-Ed Webinar: Implementing the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM) ? Within, Without, With-Shake-It-All-About from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar The Data Management Maturity (DMM) model is a framework for the evaluation and assessment of an organization?s data management capabilities. This model?based on the Capability Maturity ?
Information about weather and climate is vital for many areas of decision-making, particularly under conditions of increasing vulnerability and uncertainty related to climate change. We have quantified the global commercial supply of weather and climate information services. Although government data are sometimes freely available, the interpretation and analysis of those data, alongside additional data collection, are required to formulate responses to specific challenges in areas such as health, agriculture, and the built environment. Using transactional data, we analyzed annual spending by private and public organizations on commercial weather and climate information in more than 180 countries by industrial sector, region, per capita, and percentage of GDP (gross domestic product) and against the country?s climate and extreme weather risk. There are major imbalances regarding access to these essential services between different countries based on region and development status. There is also no relationship between the level of climate and weather risks that a country faces and the level of per capita spending on commercial weather and climate information in that country. At the international level, action is being taken to improve access to information services. With a better understanding of the flows of commercial weather and climate information, as explored in this study, it will be possible to tackle these regional and development-related disparities and thus to increase resilience to climate and weather risks.
As the human population grows and increasingly encroaches on remaining wildlife habitat, hunting threatens many species. BenÝtez-Lˇpez et al. conducted a large-scale meta-analysis of hunting trends and impacts across the tropics (see the Perspective by Brashares and Gaynor). Bird and mammal populations were considerably lower in areas where hunting occurred. Although commercial hunting and proximity to roads and urban centers were the most damaging factors, all hunting had worrying impacts, even in protected areas. Protection and alternative approaches for sustainable subsistence hunting must be implemented soon if we are to prevent further, rapid defaunation.
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Of all the banned persistent organic pollutants listed under the Stockholm Convention ([ 1 ]), the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) pose the greatest difficulty in remediation because of their relative abundance, toxicity, and environmental persistence, even relative to other organochlorines ([ 2
We?ve all heard of the many horrors of poor Data Quality. Companies with millions of records with ?(000)000-0000? as customer contact numbers, ?99/99/99? as date of purchase, 12 different gender values, shipping addresses with no state information etc.
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?Extreme Networks, Inc. today introduced the Information Governance Engine, an optional add-on to the ExtremeManagement? product portfolio, enabling CISOs and CIOs to establish and maintain a clinical baseline that demonstrates compliance with HIPAA and PCI standards for their mission-critical networks. The Information Governance Engine provides an automated ?
Click to learn more about authoráTejasvi Addagada. Data Management and Data Governance enables us to harness the right data fitáforáraisingáan organization?s confidence and trust in itsádata. There is definite value associated by leveraging the right data and at the same time, there is also risk associated with data and its operations. Risk and Value are ?