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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?’…

Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC)

by Angela Guess Judith Lamont recently explored the emerging term GRC — governance, risk management, and compliance. She writes that GRC “is a relatively new term that encompasses a set of interrelated processes and activities designed to assess and manage risk and compliance. It supports and protects knowledge management functions such as enterprise content management…

Data Governance: A Definition

by Angela Guess Lauren McWilliams recently offered her definition of data governance. She writes, ” The general definition of governance is “the exercise of authority” over an area or domain.  Authority is the power or right to give commands about, make final decisions over, or control something. So by the simple English meanings of the…

New Book: Data Governance by John Ladley

by Angela Guess Elsevier has announced the upcoming publication of John Ladley’s new book, Data Governance: How to design, deploy and sustain an effective data governance program. The book is set to be released in July, 2012. According to the description, “This book is for any manager or team leader that has the green light…

Data Security Not a High Enough Priority

by Angela Guess Another survey has shown that data security is not getting the attention it deserves in most businesses. According to the article, “The advanced findings from the latest 2012 Carnegie Mellon CyLab Governance survey of how corporate boards and executives are managing cyber risks reveals the issue is still not getting adequate attention at the top.  The…