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At the Center of MDM: Governance

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge reports, “It’s a bit ironic, really. Master data management’s biggest potential and biggest pitfall is the same thing: governance. MDM involves integrating the data and ensuring it’s right. To do that requires a certain amount of governance — finding out, for instance, which version is the…

The Best Quotes about Data

by Angela Guess Hjalmar Gislason of DataMarket Blog recently put together a collection of the most insightful, useful, and sometimes funny quotes about data and information that he has come across over the last several years. Here are a few of the best ones: Data are becoming the new raw material of business. -Craig Mundie,…

Data Stewards: 13 Minutes of Work Per Week

by Angela Guess Andrew White of Gartner has come up with a concept that he encapsulates in a phrase: “13 minutes a week – that is how much work your data stewards should be doing.” He explains, “During all the MDM hype a significant number of inquiries have come in that focus on the work…

MDM Solutions Still a Tough Sell

by Angela Guess Mark Brunelli of Search Data Management reports, “Systems integrators and small master data management specialist shops will spend the rest of this year and much of 2013 looking for profitable ways to bring prefabricated data governance frameworks to the marketplace, according to a recent MDM field report from Aaron Zornes, a well-known…

Pushing a Top-to-Bottom Data Management Plan

by Angela Guess Roger du Mars of Search Data Management recently discussed the importance of selling executives on a top-to-bottom data management plan. He writes, “If corporate executives are faced with a choice between a proactive data quality plan that includes active participation by business users and traditional, IT-led approaches to fixing data quality problems,…

Two Sides of Social MDM

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge reports, “Social MDM is raising concerns among privacy groups and some analysts, and to be honest, I completely relate to their concerns. Then I received a briefing on an actual social MDM product, and learned that there’s actually two faces to social MDM: one clever and…

Long Road Ahead for Successful Data Management

by Angela Guess David Roe of CMS Wire reports, “The really surprising thing about Symantec’s State of Information Survey 2012 is just how mundane it actually is. Not because the facts that it contains are mundane, but because the problems around information management, or lack of management, are so well known that it seems not a lot can…

Slides: Setting Appropriate Business Expectations

Real-World Data Governance: Setting Appropriate Business Expectations View more presentations from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this presentation, click HERE. About the Presentation Organizations define Data Governance program success in different ways.  For one organization success will be determined by the number of data quality issues resolved or the improvements in quality of data. …

RWDG Webinar: Setting Appropriate Business Expectations

Real-World Data Governance: Setting Appropriate Business Expectations View more videos from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides, click HERE. About the Presentation Organizations define Data Governance program success in different ways.  For one organization success will be determined by the number of data quality issues resolved or the improvements in quality of data.  For another,…