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Aliens, Bigfoot and Trusted Data: I Want To Believe

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Articles, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you know I’m a fan of pop culture. Recently, the pop culture gods must have heard my prayers by bringing back the early 90s paranormal juggernaut known as “The X-Files.” If you never saw “The X-Files” (congratulations on […]

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Data Quality: Villain or Hero?

By   /  September 10, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. Any fan of comic books knows that the beloved characters often fall into one of two camps: heroes or villains. Often, it seems to me that Data Quality is considered in a similar way. Historically, Data Quality programs have often been looked at as a villain […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Even Robots Have a Gas Tank

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. Not to date myself, but by my childhood timeline, we should be about 15 years past flying cars, and just about coming up on the robot apocalypse. There was a time when everyone assumed that automation would eventually take over everyone’s lives, and as you see […]

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The Never-Ending Quest for a Single Customer View

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. A “single customer view” is one of those ever-elusive concepts in the world of Data Management, almost a digital “white-whale” for you Moby Dick fans. Everyone talks about it by some name or another: 360-degree view, golden record, single source of truth, system of record, and […]

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The Love/Hate Relationship between IT and Data Quality Tools

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. Anyone who has worked in Data Management knows the struggles that IT endures. They typically have limited resources around people and infrastructure. They have protocols and regulations that they must adhere to when handling data that is constantly changing and evolving (hello, GDPR). And the backlog […]

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The Ongoing Debate Between Centralized and Distributed Data

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  Data Architecture Blogs, Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. Though Bon Jovi is no longer the band they were when I was a teenager, they definitely hit the nail on the head with the lyric, “the more things change, the more they stay the same” from their 2010 Greatest Hits album. This paradigm rings true […]

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How Data Quality Changed in 2017 and What it Means for the Year Ahead

By   /  March 8, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. In 2017, we saw many changes across the United States and the world. And it’s no different when it comes to the Data Management space. Last year was filled with some good and some not-so-good changes in our industry. More important than what happened last year […]

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