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IDEA Dictionary: Critical Attributes

When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you’re trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly-used terms in each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you: critical attributes.

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electroindustry article - A Good IDEA in the Cloud

  • 30 Jun 2016
  • idw

IDEA relies very heavily on cloud infrastructures to provide its industry data warehouse service (IDW). The increasing reliance on cloud computing implies an increasing reliance on data centers. For this reason, we must strive to make them as secure, reliable, and efficient as possible.

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Standards Updates: IDW Classification and Marketing Descriptor Model v05.00


The current version of the CMD (CMDv05.00) has been updated to reflect new categories from the latest version of the United Nations Standard Products and Services Codes (UNSPSCv18) ® - released earlier this year - that are applicable to the electrical industry. In addition to the new categories in the CMDv05.00, you will also see a new column titled “Critical Attributes”.

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