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Yes, your baby IS ugly…………

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by John Ladley If there were no problems or challenges regarding data, I (and most of you readers) would be doing something else.  Personally, I would probably be a free-lance flight instructor.  But I digress. The fact is, data management, aka information management, is becoming entrenched into day-to-day enterprise activity. Informal or formal, it is…

Metadata… What is it? Why and How Do We Preserve It?

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by Shaun Stockman What is Metadata? Do a search on “Metadata” on the internet and the most common definition you may find is “Metadata: The data of data.” This is true, but what makes up this “data” of data?  Think of the title of your car. From the title of your car you can find…

September DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

In my monthly Letter from the Editor, I typically write about what we have coming up at DATAVERSITY, but I want to take a breath this month and write a personal note about the impacts of a bad Data Quality situation. We publish a lot of content about Data Quality. We’ve heard a lot of…

Collecting User Feedback: The Right Tools for the Job

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by Darren Borne User feedback is a valuable resource that can help to improve quality of service and increase the value of your output in the future. It is necessary for every business, whether in the healthcare or the retail industry, to have the means to collect user feedback, in order to be able to…

Big Data’s Coming End-State Architecture

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by James Kobielus Maturity is a complex concept where big data is concerned. I see it mentioned in many industry contexts, but I rarely see anybody put together a clear picture of where it’s all heading. How would we recognize a mature end-state big data architecture if it ever arrives? I’ve addressed big data maturity…

Master Data Governance Never Takes a Holiday

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by Christine Denney Yes, I did it.  I took a vacation / holiday / sabbatical (insert your favorite term here).  And this was not just a day or two; rather, this was two and a half glorious weeks…time to relax, recharge, and think about something other than master data for a while.  Sounds good, right?…

Using Both the Waterfall and Agile Methods

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by Justin Taylor Today, there are plenty of examples of companies using the traditional waterfall project management methodology as compared to the agile methodology.  Both methodologies are valid and have ample potential for success. That success always depends on the discipline of the project team and business.  In my experience, it seems that most consulting…

Digital Data Clean-Up

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by Shaun Stockman Long days filled with anxiety, trips to the dumpster and painful sorting come to mind when someone says “cleaning house.”  While most of us dutifully purge clothes, lawn debris from the fall and winter and other products untouched in the past year, we often neglect to show the same attention to our…