Education Resources For Use & Management of Data

The Real Value of Big Data for the Enterprise

by Ezekiel James It’s no big revelation that the world of Data Management has changed drastically, especially over the past few years. While we could discuss dozens of ways data has transformed, one fact is undeniable: data sets in many organizations have become exorbitant. It’s also not much of a stretch to imagine that every…

Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance Wins

by Jelani Harper One of the most consistent challenges to the implementation of a Data Governance program is gaining support from upper level management. Many senior executives are unfamiliar with governance and are unwilling to dedicate resources to what they don’t understand, particularly when they don’t see the value in it. According to Bob Seiner,…

Speaker Spotlight Column: An Interview with Micheline Casey

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Micheline Casey, Principal at CDO, LLC. Micheline will be giving a presentation…

Data Science Trends For 2013

by Paul Williams The formalization of practices used in Data Management combined with the heightened importance of data analytics has led to the emergence of Data Science as a discipline throughout the data industry. This advent is taking place within progressive companies leveraging internal training classes, as well as at universities developing data scientists ready…

Data Governance – Do Job Titles Matter?

Janine Joseph

by Janine Joseph We all know the model – the industry standard enterprise Data Governance model. We’ve seen different flavors of this framework and we’ve probably tried to tailor this to fit our own company’s culture. We know we need a Data Governance Council, Data Stewards, etc., but have we aligned job titles to this…

The Future of Business Intelligence

BI Person

by Jelani Harper BI is at a crossroads; its place as an integral part of Data Management is secure, with everyone from the public to the private sector incorporating data into their operational processes. Yet, as the reliance on data increases, the nature of the role that BI will play in future data integration is…

Speaker Spotlight Column: An Interview with Anne Marie Smith

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Anne Marie Smith, Principal Consultant, Alabama Yankee Systems, LLC. Anne Marie will…

2013 Trends in Data Governance

by Paul Williams The practice of Data Governance continues to grow in relevance as data becomes more important to the enterprise, especially in this age of Big Data and Cloud Computing. Expect this trend to persist in 2013, as companies, worried about compliance issues and/or interested in improving business efficiencies, look towards governance and related…

New Rules, New Roles – Data Management Job Titles in Transition

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by Tony Shaw There has never been a better time in the entire history of the business world to possess “data skills.” Unlike so many other professions right now, including many in IT, folks in data management have the luxury of unparalleled opportunity. Mainstream management journals including Forbes, the Economist, and Harvard Business Review are…

The Umwelt Principle

by Michael Brackett Every public and private sector organization has a unique perception of the business world in which they operate.  The organization perception principle states that the comparate data resource developed to support an organization’s business must be based on the organization’s perception of the business world and how it chooses to operate in…