Enterprise Information Management

ISACA Issues Updated IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley

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by Angela Guess A new article out of ISACA reports, “To help executives and information technology (IT) professionals focus on performing an IT assessment for financial reporting controls in line with Sarbanes-Oxley and similar legislation, global IT association ISACA has released IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley, 3rd Edition. ‘Significant changes and enhancements were made in…

Addressing the Inadequacies of Master Data Management

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by Jelani Harper In theory, Master Data Management (MDM) systems provide a number of tangible benefits such as: A single version of the truth—By compiling all of the relevant data for specific business objectives into a single repository, organizations can effectively aggregate a multitude of data sources to reach the proverbial single version of the…

The Challenges of Master Data Management in the Internet of Things

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by James Kobielus Master data management (MDM) will come to the Internet of Things (IoT), if it hasn’t already. MDM refers to governance over your core enterprise data of record. Does IoT data fit that description? Well, if you’ve implemented IoT in an industrial “sensor Internet” that keeps track of the identities, configurations, behaviors, and…

Big Data’s Holiday Wish List

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by Angela Guess Howard Baldwin of Forbes recently wrote, “With the ceremonial hauling away of the turkey carcass completed, that can mean only one thing: time to start thinking about the holidays. (Yes, in this regard I’m way behind the retail industry, which has had Christmas decorations up since before Halloween.) Big data is a…

Meta-Business Data

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by Michael Brackett The term meta-data has been used, misused, and abused to the point that it is meaningless (The Meta-data Fiasco). It has been used to represent the meaning of data, such as data names, data definitions, data structure, and data integrity. It has been used to represent secondary business data that support primary…

Jan 13 Data-Ed Webinar: Data-centric Strategy & Roadmap

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DATE: January 13, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Data is the lifeblood of just about every organization and functional area today. As businesses struggle to come to grips with the data flood, it is even more critical to focus on data as an…

HELP WANTED: IT Skill(z) in the Digital Age

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by J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D. We live in a world where nearly everyone walks around with a computer in his or her pocket, and almost all business and life functions – from cashing a paycheck to checking the weather – are digitally driven. What many don’t know when accessing these solutions is that the mainframe…

5 Data Architecture Mistakes to Avoid

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by Angela Guess Stephen Lahanas, IT Architect and Vice President of Semantech Inc. recently wrote about the most common problems and mistakes surrounding Data Architecture. He writes, “While there are no concrete rules or really even standard practices in relation to some of the following considerations; I have attempted to clarify where standard practice is…