Develop a Better Data Sharing and Integration Strategy

Build a better data integration and sharing strategy

Today’s higher education institutions are facing a multitude of challenges around data analysis, security, and increasingly hybrid architectures. The issue of how to balance ongoing security challenges while connecting cloud and on-premises applications is common across institutions. These challenges may lead many organizations to develop an integration strategy to help in the alignment of these increasingly complex architectures. However, limiting the focus to only integrations can become overly technically focused. Instead of developing an integration strategy, institutions should instead take a holistic approach to data sharing and develop an information strategy.  As information is a valuable asset for organizations and … Read More

A Guide to the Changes at the Analytics and Data Summit 2018 (Formerly BIWA Summit)

Changes at Analytics and Data Summit 2018 (Formerly BIWA Summit)

What a year for the BIWA User Community and Oracle Spatial & Graph Special Interest Group (SIG)! Both groups have expanded their leadership teams, as well as rebranding and moving the date of their flagship event, the Analytics and Data Summit (formerly known as the Oracle Business Intelligence, Warehousing, and Analytics (BIWA) Summit.  As a new member of the board of both BIWA and the Summit, we wanted to let you in on the exciting changes, and what they mean to you. The BIWA User Community was founded in 2006 as a special interest group (SIG) of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) … Read More

Yes, We Have World Cup Fever Too

World Cup Fever

It seems like everywhere you go these days, there is someone talking about the FIFA World Cup. Here at M&S it’s no different. Whether we’re discussing the way Spain went out in the 1st round or how heartbreaking it was to tie Portugal (which is weird to see typed out because before the tournament that would have been a great result), we’ve got a fever and the only cure is more soccer/fútbol/footbal/whatever you call it. There are so many fantastic story lines at both the personal and national level that it seems hard to not get sucked in by it … Read More