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Apr 16 RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Framework Components

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DATE: April 16, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar There are several basic components that go into delivering a successful and sustainable data governance program. Many of these framework items can be developed using tools you already own and without going to great expense.…

Data Management and Low Hanging Fruit

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Did Steve Jobs Pick Low Hanging Fruit?by Janine Joseph Recently I had a conversation about how we need to “pick the low hanging fruit” for work in Data Management. By picking the low hanging fruit we can start to show quick wins that help support our efforts. While I don’t necessarily disagree with this idea,…

Embracing Hadoop and Keeping Your Data Secure at the Same Time

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by Angela Guess Digital Journal recently published an article on the issue of avoiding data breaches in the age of Hadoop. The article notes, “It is clear that Hadoop is now mainstream and here to stay, being used to solve complex problems in industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare and Utilities among others. The use…

To Err is Human; to Keep Erring is Stupid – Part 2

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by John Ladley On my last blog, I received a comment that I should not call people “stupid.” To be clear, I am not calling anyone stupid. What I am pointing out is the tendency in organizations to continue to do things that just do not contribute to success, or worse, contribute immediately to failure.…

May 21 RWDG Webinar: Build Your Own Data Governance Tools

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DATE: May 21, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar There are many tools available to assist your organization to govern your data better. The value from these tools is proven and organizations come to rely on using these tools to deliver high quality and…

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Submit Presentations for DGIQ

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by Angela Guess The deadline to submit presentations for the Data Governance & Information Quality Conference is upon us. Presentations must be submitted by January 9, 2015, in order to be considered for the conference, which will take place in San Diego, CA, on June 8-12. According to the call for presentations, “We are interested…

Upcoming Data Management Maturity Classes from the CMMI Institute

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by Angela Guess According to a recent update out of the organization, “CMMI Institute has several upcoming courses that any data management professional could benefit from. As the CMMI website states, ‘CMMI Training and Certification programs offer a number of pathways to learn about the CMMI models and how to use them in your organization.…

Why Your Business Needs Better Data Security

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by Angela Guess Steve Jones of Capgemini recently wrote for Wired, “The security challenges that businesses face on a daily basis are innumerable. In fact, we’ve spent the last thirty years securing all things imaginable – firewalls, antivirus, access and identity controls, biometrics, GRC, etc. However, today’s ‘hackers’ are smarter than ever and companies need…

Jun 18 RWDG Webinar: Everybody is a Data Steward

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DATE: June 18, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Leadership is beginning to recognize that everyone that has a relationship to your data must be held formally accountable for that relationship. People that define data must look to see if the data they need…

Cybersecurity Hindsight is 20/20

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by Angela Guess Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “This year we witnessed a series of high-profile security breaches, from the aftermath of the Target and Home Depot fiascos, to a number of attacks on other national retailers, including Michaels, Goodwill and Neiman Marcus. Then there was the massive breach at…