Magazine Article | October 2, 2017

Unstructured Opportunity

Source: Channel Executive Magazine

By Matt Pillar, chief editor

Enterprises are in a race to squeeze business value out of unstructured data. What role can the channel play in the solution, and is it ready to help?

A few weeks back, I received an unsolicited email from a fellow named Bill Inmon. He had seen the inaugural issue of Channel Executive, and he wanted to contribute some editorial voice to our pages. While it’s fair to say that we consider dozens of editorial contributions and requests for interviews every week, this one was different. You see, Inmon is widely regarded as the “father of data warehousing.” He’s written 58 books on the subject. In 2007, Computerworld Magazine named him one of 10 IT people who mattered in the past 40 years.