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How Advanced Data Preparation Tools Help Meet Compliance Requirements

Regulatory stress tests are among the most powerful tools to determine whether large banks have adequate capital to withstand the impact of adverse economic and market conditions. At the same time, banks are under increasing pressure to control the costs associated with soaring regulatory and compliance requirements – costs that strain their operating budgets. Consequently, […]

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Data Preparation Tools Turning Business Analysts into Citizen Data Scientists

Traditional business users are being given the tools so they can analyze their companies’ data to glean valuable business insights and improve decision-making. Much like an ordinary citizen able to perform the same function as a member of law enforcement, citizen data scientists are typical business users not data specialists. They could be accountants, marketers, […]

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Data Prep Tools Help Analysts Get More Out of Their Data

As data analyst’s become more adept at using analytics tools, they are discovering that conventional data warehouse architectures are inhibiting their abilities to analyze the pertinent data, according to an article in TechTarget by David Loshin, president of Knowledge Integrity Inc., a consulting and development services company. Loshin says there are three main reasons for […]

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The Importance of Agile ETL in a Post-Brexit World

Many businesses in the United Kingdom will still be responsible for complying with recently introduced European Union data protection rules despite the UK’s historic vote to leave the EU, a decision dubbed “Brexit” (British exit). UK businesses will be subject to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect in April 2018. […]

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Why Proper Data Provisioning is the Analytics Tipping Point

In today’s business climate, every organization is looking for data-driven insights to maintain a competitive advantage. And that puts increasing pressure on business analysts to find and refine data with limited resources and under tight deadlines. Enterprises miss too many opportunities to out-think their rivals because it takes much too long for business analysts to […]

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The Agile Solution For Successful Analytics Centers of Excellence

Analytics centers of excellence (CoEs) are becoming increasingly important as organizations aim towards transforming into the vaunted data-driven enterprise. However, building an analytics CoE is much easier said than done. Without the right vision and preparation, business leaders are likely to find themselves with an analytics CoE that is chronically underfunded, underutilized, and underwhelming. We […]

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Data Analytics Helps Financial Firms Manage Compliance

In today’s global marketplace, banks are under increasing pressure to keep up with constantly shifting regulatory requirements. However, despite hiring thousands and thousands of risk and compliance personnel, financial services firms just can’t seem to keep their heads above water as they are being hit with additional waves of new regulations. To help compliance officers […]