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Opening Up Pharma Data in the UK

Trevor Jackson, deputy editor of the BMJ (British Medical Journal), an international peer reviewed medical journal, recently discussed a number of open data initiatives currently underway in the United Kingdom.

Taking MDM Beyond the Data Warehouse

by Angela Guess Rick Sherman recently explained the need to take master data management initiatives beyond the confines of the data warehouse. Sherman writes, “Enterprises are awash with data from customers, suppliers, employees and their operational systems. Most enterprises have data warehousing (DW) or business intelligence (BI) programs, which sometimes have been operating for many…

Business Finally Recognizing the Importance of DG

by Angela Guess Commenting on Rob Karel’s analysis regarding enterprise architecture trends, a new article reports, “According to their research, leading firms are recognising the importance of data governance to the success of many other initiatives, including master data management. As a result, data governance is reemerging as a key focus for 2012. The research…

Business Intelligence Adoption Remains Flat

by Angela Guess Cindi Howson recently reported that though most BI efforts are a success, the adoption of new BI initiatives remains flat. Howson writes, “If you believe some of the sensationalized headlines, business intelligence (BI) is a failure. Heck, you could probably blame the weak economy on BI! After all, with so much good…

Defining and Sustaining Data Governance

by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “From corporate cost containment, regulatory compliance, strategic ‘voice of the customer’ initiatives and beyond, the need for businesses to manage proliferating data has never been more urgent. Enter data governance. The term has become as buzz-worthy with businesspeople as it is with their IT colleagues. Nevertheless, both sides…

DG Falls Short Due to Unaware Employees

by Angela Guess A recent article reports that in many companies’ data governance initiatives may be failing because the majority of employees are unaware of the rules. The article states, “According to a survey by the Ponemon Institute, almost half of all companies believe their staff know little about their data management procedures. As a…