Data management is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with IT leaders making it far-and-away the highest priority in enterprise settings over the last five years. There’s a seemingly endless torrent of new research, white papers, and analyst reports for data professionals. That entails a lot of reading, and keeping up with the deluge of content is no easy task, nor is figuring out which sources to read, and which to skip past.
With that in mind, Solutions Review has compiled this collection of the top independent blogs, researchers, and news sites we’re reading to keep tabs on the marketplace. These outlets cover a wide range of topics, from opinion to best practices, and include some of the top minds in the field.
For an even longer list of resources, check out our data management resource library, which features our collection of vendor-agnostic content, and is updated on a regular basis.
Data Quality Pro was formed by long-time data quality practitioner Dylan Jones in 2008. The site offers a variety of content, expert opinion and practical resources that they had previously been able to access. The site is a community-powered resource and features more than 6,000 members, making it the largest professional community resource covering the data quality sector in the world.
Database Trends and Applications is a journal covering data and information management, big data, and data science. DBTA’s website offers readers white papers, webinars, and other related learning modules. The outlet offers a wide variety of newsletters on various topics, and co-sponsors the annual Data Summit conference. DBTA is well-known for its DBTA 100 report, a list of the 100 companies that matter most in data.
DATAVERSITY Education is a publisher of educational content for business and Information Technology professionals on the uses and management of data. Their team provides content to its worldwide community of practitioners, experts and developers who benefit from face-to-face hosted conferences, live webinars, white papers, online training daily news and articles and blogs. They also offer a free weekly newsletter.
Health Data Management is a resource for medical and IT professionals, executives and administrators involved in the healthcare industry. Its coverage is founded on industry news but also features important issues and topics such as revenue cycles, accountable-care models, electronic health record platforms, data storage, telemedicine and mobile applications. The site engages more than 214,000 healthcare IT professionals across all media platforms and serves business, technology and clinical decision-makers, including CEOs and CFOs.
Information Management provides IT leaders with insights and analysis about business intelligence, analytics and data management, including big data, business process management, cloud computing, master data management, and governance. Readers can peruse the outlet’s integrated media network of online, digital, mobile and live events, including the annual MDM & Data Governance Summit. Information Management is the perfect spot for information systems managers, database administrators, computer programmers, and computer system analysts.
InformationWeek offers independent insights and advice to help IT leaders select the best possible strategies and tools to deliver value to their organization. The outlet provides readers with content from leading journalists, subject matter experts, and their peers. InformationWeek partners with UBM’s flagship independent IT event, Interop ITX – aligning content, speakers, and expert editorial. InformationWeek’s site is broken off into 6 technology areas: IT leadership, security, cloud, devops, data management, and infrastructure.
Short for Transforming Data with Intelligence, TDWI provides readers with a portfolio of business and technical education, research, and best practices on all things data. TDWI also offers an ever-growing library of online courses created by industry-leading experts, onsite education, certifications, and research tools to help organizations accelerate analytics and data management programs. TDWI even hosts its own conferences, summits, and seminars all over the world.
The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN) is a publication focused on sharing data management approaches, best practices, solutions and technologies to a reader-base of managers, practitioners and consultants. It contains hundreds of pieces of content from industry leaders and people actively engaged in all facets of data management. TDAN was established in 1997 by Robert Seiner and has grown from a quarterly to monthly publication and evolved into an industry-leading source of data-focused resources.