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Is Data Governance Dying?

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands There was a plaintive note  on LinkedIn recently from Jim Barker, Director of Data Management at Honeywell. You can see his link here — http://lnkd.in/bDyr__Y . He’s conducting a survey for on what firms are doing on Data Governance for a thesis he’s writing. Please review the survey and consider participating. What…

To Err is Human, to Keep Erring is Stupid

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by John Ladley Apologies to Alexander Pope, who penned “To err is human, to forgive, divine.”  But it is a good statement to set the context with this month’s blog. Most of us reading this are dealing with data quality, data governance and other information-related topics.  If you are any amount of effort into these…

Metadata Management Q&A – Part 2

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands I was privileged to do a webinar on March 19th as a preview for a session that I’m doing at the Enterprise data World Conference in Austin on April 30th. I got some really good questions and I thought I’d use my DATAVERSITY Blog to address some of them in two parts…

Data Models have Many Benefits. Here are 10 of them:

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by Michael Blaha 1.            Higher quality. Just as architects consider blueprints before constructing a building, you should consider data before building an app. On average, about 70 percent of software development efforts fail, and a major source of failure is premature coding. A data model helps define the problem, enabling you to consider different approaches…

Hiring the Best – What Data Scientists Need

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by Gil Allouche Big data is making waves like never before, and it’s time for your company to seriously invest in it too. To have success with big data companies need to invest in data gathering, storage, and analytics. With programs like Apache Hive, big data analysis is becoming easier and more important. After all,…

April 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

April is always a very exciting month for us here at DATAVERSITY. April kicks off our first event of the year with Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference & Expo. #EDW14 is happening this year in Austin, TX April 27 through May 1. We co-produce this event with DAMA International and have for almost 20 years.…

Is Your Data Toxic?

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by Sue Geuens As everyone realizes, bad data equates to bad intelligence, which equates to bad decision-making and thus equates to bad things happening in your business! For example – your CEO releases your annual Financials to the press – BUT – the figures are incorrect – leaving both your organisation AND your CEO with…

Metadata Management Q&A – Part 1

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands I was privileged to do a webinar on March 19th as a preview for a session that I’m doing at the Enterprise Data World Conference in Austin on April 30th. I got some really good questions and I thought I’d use my DATAVERSITY Blog to address some of them. Q: What’s the…