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Data Governance and Corporate Agility are Customer Centric

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by David Schlesinger CISSP Business is a complex exercise in organization and human nature.  Peter Drucker famously said “the purpose of a business is to create a customer;” yet a lot of things must be done to manage the business that at first glance do not touch the end customer.  This is a false notion;…

Why Data Quality is Key

by Angela Guess Ian Murphy of Data Informed recently discussed the impact of data quality upon future analytics efforts. He writes, “Managers and executives can have grand aspirations of insightful and actionable data analytics projects that instantly add valuable knowledge to business processes, but results gleaned with muddy and unclear data likely won’t be worth…

Data Quality Training for Business Users

by Angela Guess Roger du Mars of Search Data Management reports, “Ensuring that information in corporate systems is as accurate as possible is becoming more and more central to business success, which increasingly is giving business users a role to play in the data quality process. And to put them in a position to play that…

Big Data Governance over Streaming Data

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by Sunil Soares Brian M. Williams, IBM also provided insights to this blog. Big Data Governance relates to the governance of Big Data. Big Data is generally characterized in terms of the three “V’s” of volume, velocity and variety. In this blog, we will focus on the governance over the velocity dimension of Big Data.…

Data Governance in Academia

by Angela Guess Keesa Bond of the Database Journal has written an article discussing the particular challenges of Data Governance in academia. Bond writes, “In the macro viewpoint, data governance is data governance, regardless. The micro view however should celebrate the nuances of data governance. One of those nuances is Data Governance for Education, which…

Data Governance Technology

by Angela Guess David Loshin has written an article for Inside Analysis regarding the technology used to support Data Governance. He writes, “As a prelude to the discussion, it is valuable to consider the operationalization of data governance, namely the transition from defined business policies that have direct relationships to good data management practices that…

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…