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Closing Classification Gaps with Data Governance

by Angela Guess A new article, written by Varonis, published by Global Security Mag, reports,”Commenting on a report just released that says IT professionals in 25 per cent of firms claim a lack of understanding about how to classify and manage their data, Varonis Systems says this is a common problem in most major organizations…

Building Momentum with Federated Data Governance

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by Max Gano In my last post we saw how Mark Simpson recovered from stalled program funding by rolling out a working process for governing data within World Vision International. He switched his focus from general enterprise concerns to establishing much needed data controls for a few key technology initiatives. He then coordinated implementation of…

Jim Orr on Data Governance

by Angela Guess In a recent interview, Jim Orr discusses his new book, Data Governance for the Executive. He states, “  I once assisted a Fortune 500 company with a data governance initiative. The first gate we had to get through was to convince senior management of the need for the program. I followed the…

Symantec Launches Data Insight 3.0

by Angela Guess According to a new article, “Symantec has introduced ‘Symantec Data Insight 3.0,’ a solution that improves information governance by providing intelligence into ownership and usage of unstructured data such as documents, presentations, spreadsheets and emails. The solution helps organizations transform storage operations, and simplify information governance processes to reduce costs, risks, and…

Big Data is the Only Business Model Left?

by Angela Guess Eric Savitz recently argued that Big Data is the only business model that tech has left: ” Remember sitting through your college physics classes wondering when you’d ever need to apply what you were learning?” he writes.”That time has now come. In spades. In physics, the second law of thermodynamics states that all systems seek…

Fannie Mae & Sallie Mae on Successful DG

by Angela Guess Mark Brunelli reports, “IT representatives from Fannie Mae Inc. and Sallie Mae Inc. took to stages on opposite sides of the United States this month to explain how their organizations launched what have thus far been highly successful data governance programs. The data governance professionals from the federally backed financial services firms also…

Data Governance in the Cloud

by Angela Guess This blind spot is the failure to properly govern the people, processes and management systems that deploy applications and data to the cloud. The impact goes well beyond basic risk management, and actually extends into successful cloud adoption and realizing the full cost and agility benefits from cloud initiatives.” He continues, ” For…

3 Master Data Model Issues

by Angela Guess David Loshin recently reflected on common issues surrounding master data models. He states: “As both the tools and the practices around MDM mature, we have seen some disillusionment in attempts to deploy an MDM solution, with our customers noting that they continue to hit bumps in the road in the technical implementation…

Designing in Data Quality with the User Interface

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by David Plotkin Larry English recommends “designing in” data quality into new systems, and I agree that this is very important. One of the ways you can accomplish “designing in” of data quality is to work closely with the User Interface team. This is even more important when multiple new systems (or major system upgrades)…

3 Factors to Motivate DG Buy-In

by Angela Guess A new article examines three factors that motivate business to gamble on data governance: awareness, ownership, and accountability. Starting with awareness, the article states, “Awareness is achieved through education and targeted communication, with the aim to achieve understanding and internalization of intent. Awareness answers the question ‘what does this mean to me?’…