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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…

Cleaning Up Dirty Data

by Angela Guess The Data Science Series has posted an article regarding how data governance is needed to clean up customer data. The article states, “For decades, businesses have collected customer data, ostensibly in exchange for some reciprocal value. But over the years, their treatment of that data – from surreptitious capture to analysis to…

DG Can’t Be Self-Licking Ice Cream

by Angela Guess Scott Delaney recently argued that Data Governance needs to be more than self-licking ice cream. He explains, “A friend and colleague regularly uses the self licking ice cream phrase to illustrate to the project management team he mentors that projects need to provide value to the enterprise and not just operate in…

The Holistic Data Quality Framework – Version 1.0

By Jay Zaidi Holistic Data Quality (HDQ) is a term that I have defined to monitor and measure the quality of data in a cross-siloed manner, rather than in departmental silos (see http://www.dataversity.net/holistic-data-quality-a-new-paradigm-in-enterprise-data-quality-management/ for details of the HDQ concept and rationale). Implementing HDQ at the enterprise level is a challenging task – given the complexity of…

White Paper: Steps to Effective DG

by Angela Guess Computerworld Australia has published a new white paper entitled Seven Steps to Effective Data Governance. The full paper is available for free with a quick email registration. The abstract for the paper states, “Creating a framework to ensure the confidentiality, quality, and integrity of data – the core meaning of data governance…