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RWDG Webinar: Data Governance, Big Data and the Cloud

Real-World Data Governance Webinar: Data Governance, Big Data and the Cloud View more videos from DATAVERSITY  To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE. About the Presentation Movers and shakers in the data and information management industries are talking about Big Data and the Cloud being the next big thing, if not the…

My NoSQL/Big Data Epiphany

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by John Biderman Let’s face it: the whole NoSQL/Big Data thing has traditional data management professionals (in whose ranks I count myself) at best concerned, at worst terrified.  Several of our most closely held shibboleths are being sundered.  Where’s the data model?  Where are the keys, the constraints?  How do I enforce data quality? How…

Ignoring Test Data Governance

by Angela Guess Ray Scott of Computerworld UK writes that companies are overlooking the important practice of Test Data Governance. He states, “Try searching some of the most popular career and job sites for Test Data Governance roles; I did and found just 15, none of which were directly associated with my search criteria. Upon…

Enterprise Data World 2012 Conference Overview

by Paul Williams As the Georgia spring turned from April into May, over 600 data professionals converged on Atlanta for the 2012 edition of Enterprise Data World. This year’s conference was highlighted by the keynote address of Internal Revenue Service CTO, Terry Milholland, as well as a celebration marking the 30th anniversary of John Zachman’s…

New Report: MDM Not Getting Enough Attention

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge asks the question, “How do most businesses handle master data? Many don’t, if the 163 organizations surveyed by Aberdeen Research are any indication, which found 45 percent had no formal master data management (MDM) system. The next most popular answer: Homegrown MDM, with single and multi-domain…

The Evolving Role of MDM Professionals

by Angela Guess Aaron Zornes of Information Management has written an article regarding how the career path of MDM professionals is being changed by Data Governance and Big Data. He writes, “Now is the time that ‘type A’ IT professionals are plotting out their next career moves.  MDM and data governance remain  hot career areas…

Study Finds Big Data Seen as an Opportunity, Not a Challenge

by Angela Guess Informatica reports, “By a greater than two-to-one margin, organizations today view big data primarily as a business opportunity rather than an IT challenge and are moving quickly to do something about it, according to a recent global survey of almost 600 IT and business professionals conducted by Informatica Corporation, the world’s number…

Data Governance Tackles the Information Paradox

by Angela Guess Admire Moyo of IT Web reports, “Sound information governance policies can help organisations avoid the confusion that is being created by the increasing volumes of information they have to grapple with. So said Debra Logan, research VP and analyst at Gartner, presenting yesterday, in Johannesburg, on how big data and extreme information are transforming…

Maximizing Return with Scalable Data Governance

by Angela Guess Rob Karel has written an article for Informatica regarding how Data Governance can maximize business’s return on their data. He elaborates, “Are you delivering measurable business value (e.g., compliance/risk reduction; efficiencies/cost reduction; growth; strategic differentiation) from data management programs and investments?   Hopefully many of you can say that yes, through traditional investment…