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A Data River Runs Through It

Photo borrowed from this site: How do you connect data from different systems? (Hint: not easily...)   This article originally appeared in Government Finance Review magazine as " Using Data Analysis for Better Decision Making " (June 2019). I changed the name because their title was assigned, and it seems appropriate that "data rivers" feed "data lakes"  ********************************************************************* ***** ********** Disclaimer: All of the ideas expressed in this article are my personal statements and opinions, and do not reflect the opinions/statements of the City of Urbana. ************************************************************************** ********** Let’s start with the bad news: there are no magic solutions here. Data Connectivity is an aspirational goal, like Operational Efficiency.  As defined in this article, “Data Connectivity” is the act of taking i