Enabling Master Data Management Capability

Master data is the information underpinning enterprise-wide operations and can include supplier information, software applications, employees, locations, and resources. Creating a master data management (MDM) capability has many challenges, however, including organizational, technical, and legacy data quality. Typically, data is spread among a variety of systems, leading to disparities in the data content across the… Continue reading Enabling Master Data Management Capability

A Planning Guide for Backup and Restore: From Every Day Casualties to Extreme Disasters

High-profile disasters like Hurricane Sandy are the consummate wake-up call for companies to finally get serious about backup and recovery. Yet as organizations look for help preparing for big, unforeseen events, they often overlook recovery practices better suited to the mishaps that are the more common threat to business continuity. More so than hurricanes or… Continue reading A Planning Guide for Backup and Restore: From Every Day Casualties to Extreme Disasters

A Cooperative Extension Collaboration Along the Yukon River of Alaska

On the mighty Yukon River, residents of the remote Athabascan village of Galena (traditionally a fur trading and Cold War defense community) encountered abnormal spring weather in 2013 due to an excessively late thaw, which lead to 30 miles of the river being backed up behind an ice jam. On May 23, 2013, the ice… Continue reading A Cooperative Extension Collaboration Along the Yukon River of Alaska