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4 Guiding Principles of a Solid Data Governance Framework

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by Angela Guess Marc J. Firenze of Wall Street and Technology recently wrote, “Data governance seems to be an issue with which many firms in all sectors are locked in a perpetual struggle. Even when C-level executives pay close attention to how their data is managed, the struggle continues. Despite a swath of regulation addressing the…

Datameer 4.0 Empowers Clients with Instant Big Data Visualizations

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by Angela Guess Brian Taylor of Tech Republic reports, “Hadoop big data analytics firm Datameer released the 4.0 version of its flagship product in March 2014. What’s new in this release is the ‘flipside’ feature to the spreadsheet interface, which allows a user to visually check the data during each step of the analytics process. Its value proposition…

Building a Business Case for Data Governance

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by Angela Guess ComputerWorld UK has published an article on how to build a business case for Data Governance. The article states, “Data governance may be the most talked about, yet elusive prize, in the data management space. It is highly coveted by people who work with data because practitioners know the mission-critical role governance…

Keeping it Realistic and Other DG Best Practices

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by Angela Guess Mark Brunelli recently related five data governance best practices originally shared by users of IBM’s data governance solutions. The first practice is to “Keep it realistic — especially in the beginning.” Brunelli writes, “Getting various departments within an organization on board with a data governance initiative takes time and patience, according to Frank Sheridan,…

Keys to an Effective Enterprise Data Strategy

by Angela Guess Wayne Eckerson writes, “I just finished writing the first draft of my upcoming report titled, ‘Creating an Enterprise Data Strategy: Managing Data as a Corporate Asset.’ This is a broad topic these days, even broader than just business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing. It’s really about how organizations can better manage an…

The Challenges of Cloud Computing

by Angela Guess A new article shares Mike Smart, Product Solutions Director of Safenet’s thoughts on cloud computing. According to Smart, “product and solutions director with Safenet, some of the biggest challenges facing organisations looking to tap into the cloud are finding practical ways of embedding trust, maintaining control, and establishing standards for data governance.…

Paper: Data Management for Risk Management

by Angela Guess A new paper by Algorithmics “sets out the case for an integrated data-oriented approach to risk management, and outlines the practical steps risk IT professionals can take to achieve this… The paper provides insight into risk-specific data issues, such as the use of shared architectural foundations for marshalling data into risk analytics…

Data Governance that Doesn’t Cut It

by Angela Guess Philip Howard recently commented on his disappointment with most business’s data governance efforts: “For the second year in a row I am on the judging panel for the best practice data governance award for the International Data Governance and Information Quality Conference in San Diego in June. As a result, a get…