Unstructured data: turning data into actionable intelligence

Traditionally, data professionals and information managers distinguish three types of data: structured, unstructured and, you guessed it, semi-structured. Some also talk about “quasi-structured”, “multi-structured” and “hybrid data” but in this article we’ll keep it simple. Although there are debates about the structure surrounding unstructured data and much more, it’s important to look at what these three types of data essentially mean, where they come from, how they are used and, most of all, how they can generate value. As the title already indicates, unstructured data is our major focus here.
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CloudWATCH Cloud Market Roadmap Final Iteration

The Final Version of the roadmap charts how the cloud computing market has changed in the last 14 months. With a foreword from Pierre Chastanet, Acting Head of the European Commission’s Unit E2 Cloud & Sofwtare Services, this document makes recommendations to key stakeholders for actions to mitigate risks of market failure, and deliver a stable cloud computing market.
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10 Principles of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation affects every company. Along with the availability of large amounts of data and new processing capabilities comes the development of new business models that can disrupt markets. This paper presents 10 principles about what should be expected and how companies must shape their software landscape to be well-positioned for digital transformation.
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CloudWATCH Cloud Market Roadmap First Iteration

A Preliminary Version of the Cloud Market Roadmap highlights a number of risks to the global cloud computing market and hence to the digital economies that rely upon its on-demand computing capabilities. At that time, it was very unclear as to whether the market structure would evolve into a healthy, sophisticated market that encourages competition, or if its evolution would stall as a result of the dominant providers protecting their interests.
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