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Miscalculated Risk

Turning wreckage into state-of-the-art software

by MOM

“We’re in the final stages of testing and anticipate your system will go live three weeks from today.” Finally. After too many months and too much money, the tech company was finally reporting that it was just a few minor … more

The Distress Call: We're Offline

The Distress Call

Her systems crashed and you won't believe what this CEO did next

by MOM

The call from the West Coast came in to our Baltimore office on a Monday afternoon. The caller (we’ll call her Lois) was on Day 3 of a total system shutdown. She was officially in crisis. Lois’s firm – a … more

Data By The Book

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

by MOM

Big data, with all of its vastness and mystery – and confusion – is actually a remarkably straightforward concept: store everything for later analysis. Because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. The end. Ok…so there’s more to the … more

Orchestra Playing Music

A Symphony of Big Data

Harmonizing data management with enterprise strategy

by MOM

Imagine what a symphony and big data have in common. Forget, for a moment, about attending the symphony or using a data management system—and imagine being the creator, or the architect. To compose a symphony, there must be an overarching … more

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