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ALSO CALLED: Datamining, Analytics, Data Dredging, Database Analytics, Datamine, Data-mining
DEFINITION: Data dredging, sometimes referred to as "data fishing" is a data mining practice in which large volumes of data are analyzed seeking any possible relationships between data. The traditional scientific method, in contrast, begins with a hypothesis and follows with an examination of the data. Sometimes conducted for unethical purposes, data dredging often circumvents traditional data mining  … 
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The Essential Guide to Choosing a Web Analytics and Online Marketing Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Web analytics has become to foundation of all successful marketing efforts.  Your analytics and marketing platform and vendor can shape your business success.  This easy-to-use guide includes checklists and tips to help you select the best solution to meet your needs.
Posted: 12 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2011

IBM

Self-Service Business Intelligence: Empowering Users to Generate Insights
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Dell/The Data Warehouse Institute report, get common-sense recommendations and best practices for safe, secure and successful self-service BI. Read it today.
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Dell Software

Gaining an Edge With Business Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: According to Ventana Research, 90% of businesses believe its vital to make business analytics easier to access and simpler to use. Traditional business intelligence (BI) strategies lack the visibility and reliability that today's organizations need. Read this comprehensive report to learn tips for improving your BI and analytics strategies.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

Information Builders

How Business Intelligence Should Work
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Although business intelligence (BI) has been around for years, many organizations still struggle to effectively utilize the myriad of BI tools. Read on to learn how to successfully leverage BI tools with the 3 "levels" of BI and gain insight into common BI challenges and ways to avoid them.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Information Builders

Optimizing Data Quality in the Enterprise
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: It is estimated that 75% of large organisations currently face serious business challenges due to low quality data – and the consequences can be devastating. Access this paper to learn simple strategies that can substantially improve your company's data quality. Learn how to manage the lifecycle of quality data, and more.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Information Builders

Implementing Real-Time Data Quality Management
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Poor data quality can be harmful to your enterprise in more ways than one -- 53% of companies with poor data quality face serious problems when implementing new systems and applications and 29% experience income loss. Access this paper to discover how real-time data quality management can help mitigate these risks and give you peace of mind.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Information Builders

In Memory Computing: Lifting the Burden of Big Data
sponsored by TIBCO
WHITE PAPER: Big data presents businesses with some significant challenges, but the biggest complaint amongst executives is their inability to quickly access the data they need for analytics. To alleviate this, savvy companies are using in-memory computing and gaining the ability to process more data faster and with greater efficiency. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012


Customer Experience for Commerce: Oracle Commerce Solutions
sponsored by DocuSign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource explores the factors influencing the changing commerce landscape, including the impact mobility and social networking are having on the customer experience, and outlines technology tools from Oracle designed to help you optimize your customer experience management strategies.
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Dec 2012

DocuSign, Inc.

Leveling the playing field: How companies use data for competitive advantage
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data is a critical asset to the competitiveness of your organization, yet only 27% of people in a recent study said their companies do a better job using information than their competitors. Read this study by the Economist Intelligence Unit to find best practices about developing data initiatives to gain a competitive advantage.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Symantec Enterprise Vault
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this short white paper to see how you can bring your archives up to speed so that you can reduce costs, ensure you're in compliance, and make backup and recovery a breeze.
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Symantec Corporation

Law & The Data Explosion
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the relationship between developments in the way the legal profession locates, identifies and recovers today's new breed of digital evidence, and the ever-growing amounts of data organizations are expected to store. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

Symantec Corporation

Integrative CRM Enhances Midsize Business Agility and Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper is designed to help IT and business leaders at midsize companies find innovative ways to extend their customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities to capitalize on emerging trends such as cloud, mobile, social media and predictive analytics. Gain essential insight to get closer to your customers and ensure your company's survival.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

IBM

The IBM big data platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: What have you done to prepare for the volume, velocity and variety of big data? Today's data explosion has forced companies to re-assess their capabilities for managing the full spectrum of big data challenges. Read this paper to learn why a big data platform could hold the answer to optimizing big data management to maximize business insight.
Posted: 14 Aug 2012 | Published: 14 Aug 2012

IBM

Maximizing the Value Provided by a Big Data Platform (Branham Group)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on finding the value within big data and offers advice for delivering deeper insight to decision-makers and management. Also, discover how leading companies are benefiting from the recent emergence of MapReduce and real-time analytics.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

IBM

IBM and Oracle TCO: The Lumpy Mattress
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines Oracle's approach to overpricing one part of a database solution to compensate for another part, leading to a much higher total cost of ownership (TCO). Read this now to learn more about the evolution of TCO, Oracle's pricing strategy, IBM's pricing strategy and so much more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2011

IBM

Outperforming in a data-rich, hyper-connected world
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the results of a survey conducted amongst more than 1,100 executives across nine industries in 64 countries on their ability to capture data, share insights and take actions based on what they learn. Read this now to discover how other companies are harnessing and handling their data and learn how you can follow a similar path.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

IBM

Business Intelligence Essentials for Asset and Wealth Managers
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Review this essential paper to learn about the role of business intelligence and analytics reporting in the modern enterprise. Find out why streamlined BI reporting is now critical, how better BI transcends to better business decision-making, which data is most valuable to BI, and much more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Advent Software, Inc

ITG Executive Summary: Value Proposition for IBM PureFlex Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines a system that includes industry-leading capabilities at the infrastructure management level. Read on to discover how this option offers the potential to transform the server, storage and network infrastructures that support SAP enterprise environments and allows organizations to extend common management services to non-SAP apps.
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

IBM

Humanizing Big Data
sponsored by Alteryx, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While businesses everywhere are focused on the volume, variety, and velocity of big data, they are discounting what is arguably the most important element – value. View this paper to learn how you can enhance the accessibility and analysis of your data to maximize its business value.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 17 Jul 2012

Alteryx, Inc.

Managing cloud deployments on IBM System z
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the ideal platform for cloud computing, one that delivers 100% virtualization, shared storage, dynamic resource provisioning, the highest levels of security, multitier applications, high scalability, robust service management tools and constant availability.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 13 Jul 2011

IBM

Oracle Solaris and Oracle SPARC T4 Servers— Engineered Together for Enterprise Cloud Deployments
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how Oracle Solaris and the SPARC T4 processor can help you manage your costs for existing infrastructures or for new enterprise cloud infrastructure design. Discover how Solaris works cohesively with SPARC T4 systems and other Oracle software to enable a handful of cloud-ready solutions.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

Oracle’s Optimized Solution for CRM - A Business Case for Secured Siebel CRM on Oracle’s SPARC T-Series
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Data privacy and thefts, contractual terms and compliance requirements are issues that all need to be considered when installing a CRM system. This paper outlines how deploying Siebel CRM on Oracle's SPARC T-Series servers mitigates risk while helping maintain a low total cost of ownership by not requiring more equipment.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

A smarter approach to CRM: An IBM perspective
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With instant access to information, customers expect a purchase experience that matches the ease and speed of the information-gathering experience. Read this white paper, created in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan, to see how a customer relationship management (CRM) solution can help you respond on the customers' terms.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

IBM

THE PETABYTE CHALLENGE: 2011 IOUG DATABASE GROWTH SURVEY
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper details the results of a survey conducted by Unisphere Research among members of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and reveals that nearly one out of 10 respondents cited that the total amount of online data they are managing tops a petabyte. Read on to discover data growth trends and patterns popping up in organizations today.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 24 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Data Mining 11g Release 2 Competing on In-Database Analytics
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers an overview of Oracle Data Mining, detailing how you can build predictive models to better target customers, develop detailed customer profiles and detect and prevent fraud. Read on and learn how this data mining tool eliminates data extraction and movement, delivers the lowest TCO compared to traditional vendors and more.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 24 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation
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DATA MINING DEFINITION (continued): …  techniques and may lead to premature conclusions. Data dredging is sometimes described as "seeking more information from a data set than it actually contains." Data dredging sometimes results in relationships between variables announced as significant when, in fact, the data require more study before such an association can legitimately be determined. Many variables may be related through chance alone; others may be related through some unknown factor. To make a valid assessment of the relationship between any two variables, further study is required in which isolated variables are contrasted … 
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