Tag Archive for data silos

How to Ensure Data Turns Into Information

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by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge recently wrote, “When it comes to data silos, nobody does it quite as well as the government. This makes government agencies the butt of a lot of jokes, but there are actually some pretty good reasons for these silos. First, most government agencies have been around…

Moving Data Governance Beyond the IT Department

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by Angela Guess Daniel Teachey of IT Business Edge recently discussed what to do when IT owns Data Governance. He writes, “For years, organizations had a curious view of the data. Employees within each line of business asked for high-quality, consistent and trusted information to make decisions and manage business processes. But, when it came…

Data Silos Remain Major Hurdle to Effective DG

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by Angela Guess Ian Murphy of Data Informed recently noted that the unwillingness or inability to break down data silos within a company remains a major challenge to effective Data Governance. He writes, “Failing to address this problem can lead to inefficiencies and lost opportunities at a time when analytics can help a company use…

SemTech Keynotes Show The Power of the Semantic Web

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference has been underway since Sunday, with tutorials and lightning sessions catching audience interest. The conference presentations get underway today, most of them following on the heels of the opening keynotes given by Bart van Leeuwen, firefighter and architect at netage.nl; Jay Myers, web architect at Best Buy; and Steve…

The Problem of Data Silos

by Angela Guess Srinivasan Rengarajan recently discussed how information silos create Master Data Management concerns. He wrote, “Information silos are a major contributor to an organization’s master data concerns. In most organizations, master data is self-contained in numerous departmental data systems, which rarely need to interact with each other. In an elusive attempt to solve…

Coming to Terms with Data Silos

by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick recently suggested that IT departments might want to change their outlook on data silos. He writes, “For years, data integration, application integration and SOA proponents have been waging war against silos. With good reason. Silos result in duplication, create a lot of extra work when attempting to reformulate business processes,…