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6 Steps for Leaner Information Governance

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by Angela Guess Doug Kaminski of Actiance recently wrote for CIO.com, “Just like the pounds that can creep up on us over the years if we’re not careful, an enterprise can accumulate massive amounts of data. In fact, IDC predicts that enterprise data growth will average around 50% each year through 2016 and storage costs are…

Data Governance – It Takes A Data Village

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by Janine Joseph There are several questions that typically arise when you are starting a new data governance effort. The exact words people use to state the questions will, of course, be different, but the spirit remains the same. Over my career I’ve learned that the best way to answer these questions is with short,…

Data Governance of Healthcare Data Lags Behind Other Industries

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by Angela Guess Greg Slabodkin of Health Data Management reports, “Information governance programs are not as prevalent or mature in healthcare compared to other industries, according to preliminary results of a benchmarking survey by the American Health Information Management Association.  In the survey, only 11 percent of respondents characterized their information governance as ‘mature’ programs. Also,…

RWDG Webinar: Modeling Data Governance

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Real-World Data Governance: Modeling Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar There are a lot of ways Data Modeling and Data Governance are connected. The discipline of quality data definition through Data Modeling, involving technicians and business people, is obvious. The practices of normalization, cardinality,…

RWDG Slides: Modeling Data Governance

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on May 15, 2014 Real-World Data Governance: Modeling Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation click HERE>> About the Webinar There are a lot of ways Data Modeling and Data Governance are connected. The discipline of quality data definition through Data…

Hortonworks Acquires XA Secure, Plans to Centralize Hadoop Security Systems

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting of CRN.com reports, “Hadoop software developer Hortonworks has acquired XA Secure, a big data security and governance technology startup, in a move Hortonworks said will bring a centralized approach to security for Hadoop systems. Hortonworks said it would immediately begin incorporating the XA Secure technology into its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP),…

Retailers Struggle to Maintain Accurate Product Data: How MDM Can Help

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by Angela Guess Sys-Con Media reports, “According to a new eBook titled Mastering Product Information is Everyone’s Business, Product Information Management (PIM) is essential to business processes, the customer experience, and financial performance. However, reliable PIM has been difficult to achieve as almost half (48%) of organizations surveyed struggle to maintain a single version of product information. Based on…

Data Lakes & Best Practices for Enterprise Data Management

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by Angela Guess Barry Devlin of Search Business Analytics recently wrote, “The term data lake has gained quite a few followers of late. I am explicitly not one of them… It appears that the term dates back to 2011, first used by James Dixon, CTO at software vendor Pentaho Corp. Since then, it has been promoted by people…

In Pursuit of True Data Security

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by Angela Guess Ashwin Bolar of Business2Community recently wrote, “A year after Google allegedly offered $1 billion, Facebook forked out $19 billion to snap up the mobile communications service, WhatsApp. But WhatsApp brings its own gold to the table in the form of massive swathes of user information. The acquisition happened under a blanket of promises to…