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University Collaboration: Get “Schooled” in MIKE2.0

At MIKE2.0, we strongly believe that there is a great opportunity to increase collaboration of IM practitioners with acadmic institutions. One can imagine collaboration at several levels, all for the benefit of the participants, the discipline of IM and ultimately customers and organisations.We are currently looking to establish the following cooperations:

  • Undergraduate and graduate student team projects
  • Individual master and PhD thesis projects
  • Research collaboration with academic staff

The following link outlines our current and past university collaboration projects. If you have any questions or suggestions about how MIKE2.0 can make a difference at your school, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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This Week’s Food for Thought:

Gartner: Worldwide Business Intelligence Market Making Strides 

Worldwide business intelligence (BI) platform, analytic applications and performance management (PM) software revenue surpassed $9.3 billion in 2009, a 4.2 percent increase from 2008 revenue of $8.9 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. “Even though growth was nowhere near the levels of 2008, and by no means immune to the recession, BI showed that it is not as cyclical as many other software areas, recording healthy growth in one of the toughest years recorded in software history,” said Dan Sommer, senior research analyst at Gartner.

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Who is Responsible for Data Quality?  

A recent survey by Forbes Insights titled “Managing Information in the Enterprise: Perspectives for Business Leaders” found that 79 percent of IT managers say data quality is their responsibility. Interestingly enough, 74 percent of the finance, sales and marketing respondents felt the same way. 

Large enterprises are used to handling job responsibilities within silos, but what happens when the responsibility spans multiple departments?   Could organizations benefit from shared responsibility, or does this just open a can of worms that the company can’t clean up?

Read complete post. Survey: Most Companies Lack Adequate Policies to Protect Information in Cloud 

Symantec Corp. and the Ponemon Institute, a leading privacy and information management research firm, today announced the findings of a joint survey of IT professionals. The survey revealed that most organizations lack the procedures, policies and tools to ensure that sensitive information they put in the cloud remains secure.

Despite security concerns and the expected growth in cloud computing, only 27% of respondents said their organizations have procedures for approving cloud applications that use sensitive or confidential information.Read complete post.

 
 

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