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Top Ten Truths about Data Projects

August 16, 2016

#10     Data is like money.  If you invest it, manage it, and protect it well, it can pay off immensely.  But do any of these poorly, and you’ll regret it. #9     Development methodologies keep changing.  …Mostly in name. #8     The only thing more expensive than free software is free software implemented by the lowest bidder. #7 […]

Protect Your Timelines from “Perfect Data”

August 3, 2016

There is a lot of truth and wisdom in the quote, “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” The quote definitely applies when trying to get the most out of data. However, in this context, it should really be “Perfect is the enemy of budget and time.” Pragmatic data governance protects your budget and […]

How Data Management Relates to Big Data Success (part 3)

March 11, 2016

What Makes Data Management Successful and Sustainable You may find that the higher up in the organization you go, the greater the support you’ll receive for data governance in relation to big data and big data success, but most of the work to manage data is not done at the top of the organization. Success […]

How Data Management Relates to Big Data Success (part 2)

March 10, 2016

How “Pragmatic” Data Management Works Whether your big data management plan for success contains two steps or twenty steps, the initial point for most successful companies is data governance. Typically, the focus of data governance tends to be on only inbound data feeds with little regard for the metadata, but if attention is not paid […]

How Data Management Relates to Big Data Success (part 1)

February 23, 2016

Why Data Management Is Critical to Big Data Success According to recent TDWI research, 89% of organizations still consider big data to be more of an opportunity.  Only 11% of organizations view big data to be a problem because few of these “opportunities” yield outcomes that generate revenues higher than the cost of getting the […]

LumenData to Speak on How to Build New Business Cases for Streaming Data at Internet of Things West Conference

November 7, 2014

Internet of Things (IoT) West
Thursday & Friday, November 6-7, 2014
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spas
Henderson, NV 89052


“Staffing and Building a Business Case for Your Streaming Data IoT Project”
Friday, November 7, 2014, 11:45AM PST
See the Conference Program

Join LumenData at the Internet of Things West conference in Las Vegas on November 7, 2014, for a discussion on how to staff and build a business case for an Internet of Things (IoT) project.

PRLog (Press Release) – October 30, 2014 – LAS VEGAS, NV – LumenData’s Director of Technology, Guy Vorster, will be leading a stimulating discussion at Internet of Things West (IoT West) on how streaming data can become a new revenue source for companies. The session will focus on how to find value in streaming data through a multi-disciplinary approach and how to staff and build a business case for an IoT project.

Guy Vorster is a seasoned professional with deep-expertise in the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) arena and in many different industries, including manufacturing, high-tech, financial services, and pharmaceuticals.

LumenData will also be available for one-on-one discussions on November 6 and 7. Contact us at to make an appointment.

About IoT West
IoT West focuses on advanced connectivity and cloud-based control of devices, equipment, facilities, and enterprise operations. It is the second Internet of Things tradeshow hosted by Webcom Communications. The conference serves Western US, Canada, and Mexico.

View the press release here.

The State of Maturity of MDM

March 31, 2014

As you’ve probably worked out by now, an organization will never completely finish MDM and the MDM software market is still only part of the way through its journey towards maturity. We are past MDM’s adolescent years and well into its adulthood, though probably a way off middle age. And I’d probably better not cause […]

Discuss Big Data Analytics with LumenData over Dinner Hosted by McDermott & Bull

April 10, 2014

“Big Data Analytics”
McDermott & Bull IT Leadership Gathering
Irvine, CA 92612
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Reservation is required for attendance.  Seating is limited.

PRLog (Press Release)March 17, 2014 – LumenData’s CEO, Nimish Mehta, will be leading a stimulating discussion about “Big Data Analytics” over dinner in a small group setting at the McDermott & Bull IT Leadership Gathering.

The McDermott & Bull IT Leadership Gathering offers executives a safe and intimate environment in which they can network and share their experiences and ideas on pertinent, contemporary topics.

No sales pitches will be made at this event.

To learn more about this or future events on big data analytics, please contact Nimish Mehta at

See the press release here.

Can Big Data Give Us Internal Insights?

March 13, 2014

What if we could turn the power of Big Data (e.g., analyzing petabytes of data to understand customer needs like EBay does) on our own organizations?  For example, what if instead of a search engine we had a confusion engine — something that would show areas of our organizations where processes and/or people are confused? […]

Blessed are the Mid-Markets, for They Shall Scale Big Data

March 7, 2014

In a parody of Start Trek, Silicon Valley technology companies describe their business goal as “Scale, the final frontier…”  Mid-market companies, defined as those having 100-2500 employees, may indeed provide an opportunity to emerging technology vendors to scale their businesses.  According to Techaisle, a market research firm, these 800,000 global companies spend $300B on IT and are […]