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Myths and Facts about Master Data Management (MDM): Part II

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Bruck Assefa. Welcome back. In this article, we’ll dive into the next five myths about Master Data Management (MDM) and build off what we learned in Part I which covered the first five myths and corresponding facts. As we’ve learned, MDM can be a confusing topic, so I’d like to […]

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Myths and Facts about Master Data Management

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Bruck Assefa. Throughout my years in this industry, I’ve had the pleasure of educating organizations about the in’s and out’s of Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. In my discussions about the industry, use cases and technologies, a few things stood out to me as regular misconceptions and potential pitfalls. Most […]

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Good Master Data is Good Business

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Articles, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Data World Conference Community, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Articles  /  1 Comment

Every building needs a solid foundation. The same is true for businesses – and their foundation is data. “The data is in charge of the business,” according to Scott Taylor, Dun & Bradstreet’s Master Data Market Development and Innovation Lead. “If you don’t have it right, it causes most of your problems.” Perhaps the biggest […]

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Are You Paying Too Much for Your Database Management System? Making Sense of Licensing Structures

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Franco Rizzo. A flexible licensing model allows a company to invest more in the innovative ventures that will drive revenue, and less in core business processes. If you ask someone to name a handful of highly innovative companies, Apple is almost certainly one of the first to spring to […]

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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a KPI Dashboard

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  1 Comment

Click to learn more about author Alex Bekker. Is your goal to create a perfect KPI dashboard? Learn from the mistakes of others – here is the list of common pitfalls to avoid. The road to a perfect Key Performance Indicator (KPI) dashboard is full of potholes. If you are just setting off on this journey, […]

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What is Enterprise Information Management (EIM)?

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) describes: “An integrative discipline for structuring, describing and governing information assets across organizational and technological boundaries to improve efficiency, promote transparency and enable business insight.” Enterprise Information Management: “Helps businesses attain 360-degree views of their Big Data and Analytics by streamlining organizational workflows, increasing the quality of information and creating integrated […]

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Five Things to Consider on the Road to Data Monetization

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Articles  /  No Comments

Data is an asset, in more ways than one. Businesses want to monetize the data they create as much as they are interested in how they can take profitable advantage of the data that other companies may make available to them. It’s still an evolving world out there, though, when it comes to issues around […]

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Good Data Governance Requires Centralized Business Rules

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News, Data Strategy News, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Regina Pazvakavambwa recently wrote for IT Web, “Businesses often struggle to manage the evolution of data, and more data sources becoming available. This is according to Antionette van Zyl, senior solution manager: data management at SAS, who notes proper data management starts with a solid understanding of data governance. Organisations need a […]

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3 Predictions for How Big Data Will Transform Business Processes

By   /  February 13, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Doug Laney of Forbes recently wrote, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital business. Three trends Gartner has identified describe information’s ability to transform business […]

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Better Data Quality: The Relationship Between Data & Process

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Gayle Nixon of Smart Data Collective recently discussed the challenge many data professionals face of discovering how poor data quality manifests itself in business. She writes, “You and I both know that without a data quality and data governance process in place, business processes can easily become mired in inefficiency… To zero in […]

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