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Big Data Lakes

Big data has created an unprecedented frontier for innovative, data centric organizations. Pioneers have made the investment in big data and taken on calculated risk and complexity with their investment. But established and trusted risk, security, and IT policies haven’t translated well into the Hadoop ecosystem and have forced organizations to re-create governance programs to […]

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Nonprof-IT

Recently, Infobelt participated in a project to help local Charlotte nonprofit McColl Center plan, understand, and otherwise develop their IT strategy. Nonprofits often have all the technology problems and needs traditional companies have, but rarely have the resources available to make those concerns a priority. Apparo, a nonprofit IT consulting company,  empowers other local nonprofits […]

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Intrapreneur to Entreprenuer

The perks of the start-up life seem attractive in theory but the fear of abandoning the comfort and cushion of corporate life can leave one stuck with only the dream. We recently sat down with Infobelt Co-Founder Joe Mahaboob and discussed his transition from the likes of Bank of America (BofA), GE, and other multi-national […]

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#Infogov Overhaul

In today’s swirling data landscape we are fraught with mega breaches dominating the media headlines. The NSA, major enterprise hacks, and data leaks are all provoking widely-broadcast discussions on the need for improved data security and infrastructure. Nationally-ranked media outlets like NPR, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal are all buzzing about the issue. The […]

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Event Wrap-Up: NCTA #Techworking

This past week we welcomed a great crowd to the first North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) #techworking social held at a member company. While not the first #techworking event, the venue change created a more relaxed and comfortable environment to engage with technology professionals from the region. If you have not yet attended a #techworking event, […]

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#Infogov: Luxury to Necessity

The winds of technological change are blowing strong, driven by the huge amount of data organizations are ingesting. Proliferation of mobile, shared information stores, and the Internet of Things are all significantly impacting data volume. The typical  information footprint is growing at a staggering pace of 20% to 50% annually, and organizations are beginning to […]

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Knowledge Share: Dark Data to Actionable Insights

Information Governance is emerging from its misunderstood roots into a core business practice within almost every organization. As businesses develop IG practices to meet the demands of today’s regulations and rapid data growth, many are looking to better understand how they can leverage best practices to improve their organizations IG Readiness, while driving down risk, […]

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Illuminating Dark Data

Increasingly, we’re seeing Dark Data posing a serious threat to businesses in terms of reputational, regulatory, and financial risks. The recent Sony Hack was enough to alert the whole world to the potential dangers of unmanaged and unprotected content. At one time, Dark Data was only thought of in reference to unstructured data files sitting on […]

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IG vs ROT

I had time this holiday weekend to catch-up on some much needed reading. One of the pieces that caught my eye was a post by the Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council (CGOC), “Garbage in, Garbage out.” It sparked a few of my own thoughts on the significance of Information Governance as a solution to the […]

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