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Case Study: A Failure of Data Management at Sears

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by Angela Guess Thomas Kase of Spend Matters recently shared we he sees as a failure of Master Data Management at Sears. Kase writes, “Procurement can get isolated. It can report to various internal clients and be measured against arbitrary KPIs. Even price reduction achievements are arbitrary if you don’t implement them or if the…

Data-Centric Advertising

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by Angela Guess Jeff Sporn of iMedia Connection reports, “Online advertising has shifted toward a data-centric ecosystem, where an increasing number of consumer purchases are influenced by advertisements leveraging data from outside parties. This data can make connections that otherwise may be unexpected and significant – say, that drivers of one specific automobile type are…

Big Data Governance Keynote Panel

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by Sunil Soares I had the privilege of participating in a panel on Big Data Governance. The other participants were Maria Villar, Global Vice President, Data Governance and Management, SAP and Eric Chacon, Global Head of Data Standards, Chief Data Office, Citi. Tony Shaw from Dataversity did an excellent job moderating the panel. I just…

Why Data Governance Matters

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by Angela Guess Infinitive Analytics recently shared five reasons why Data Governance matters. The article states, ” Data governance might not be the hottest online marketing issue, but it can be one of the most important and should not be ignored. It’s equivalent to “quality control” – a method of ensuring your data sets are…

IBM Launches Skills Program for Students and IT Professionals

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, ” IBM today announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The initiatives include new training courses and resources for IT professionals, technology and curriculum materials for educators…

Unlocking Business Value with Data Governance, Data Architecture, and Metadata Management

This White Paper is Sponsored by: About the White Paper This paper examines the root causes of data centralization failure and then reviews straightforward best practices that can help avoid such failures but are typically ignored when systems are designed in an ad hoc, organic manner (as in most organizations). Instituting data governance best practices will reduce the risks and…

Why Your Business Users Need to Love Metadata

This White Paper is Sponsored by:   About the White Paper No business likes to throw money out the window, or in the case of the modern day enterprise, down the electronic data stream. But, that is exactly what businesses all over the world are doing every day if they don’t have control of their…

Adding Change Management to the Data Governance Mix

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by Angela Guess Analise Polsky of the SAS blog recently reported, “If people are the heartbeat of an organization, data is the blood that moves with each pulse. When everything is flowing smoothly the organization thrives. Unfortunately, it is not hard to imagine instances where something malfunctions. Little by little vital components will slow, break,…

Why I Am Thankful

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by Christine Denney Two colliding forces served as inspiration for this month’s blog:  #1. the recent US Thanksgiving holiday, and, #2. the fact that this year seems to have flown by at an alarming pace! As the end of 2012 comes closer and closer, I want to take a moment to think about why I…

Announcing the Enterprise Data World 2013 Agenda

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by Angela Guess DATAVERSITY™ and DAMA International have announced the agenda for the 2013 Enterprise Data World Conference (EDW). Registration is now also open for the conference. According to a recent article, “EDW is the business world’s most comprehensive vendor-neutral educational event about data and information management. The event will be held at the Sheraton…