Tag Archive for Jim Harris

Social MDM: The Challenges

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by Angela Guess Jim Harris recently discussed the challenges facing social Master Data Management on The Data Roundtable. He explains, “I recently joined the new LinkedIn Group for Social MDM created by Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen for promoting vendor-neutral discussions about the integration of social media data into master data management (MDM) implementations. In this blog post, I would like…

Jim Harris on Data Quality

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by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge recently interviewed Jim Harris regarding why it is so difficult to get business executives concerned about data quality. Harris commented, “The concept of data has shifted tremendously, because it’s entered the mainstream because more and more of our world has become directly digitized, so more and…

Avoiding Data Myopia

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by Angela Guess Jim Harris has written a new piece for Information Management regarding the concepts of business relativity and data myopia. Harris explains, “Since how data quality is defined has a significant impact on how data quality is perceived, measured, and managed, in this post I examine the two most prevalent perspectives on defining…

If DG Ain’t Broke, Bricolage It

by Angela Guess Jim Harris has re-examined the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” in terms of data governance. He writes that the adage is “a common defense of the status quo, which often encourages an environment that stifles innovation and the acceptance of new ideas. The status quo is like staying…

Data Governance from Top to Bottom (or Bottom to Top)

by Angela Guess Jim Harris recently discussed the question of where data governance should start, at the top or the bottom. Harris writes, “Data governance requires the coordination of a complex combination of a myriad of factors, including executive sponsorship, funding, decision rights, arbitration of conflicting priorities, policy definition, policy implementation, data quality remediation, data…

Data Governance and Star Wars

by Angela Guess Jim Harris has informed his readers, “I was recently discussing data governance best practices with Rob Karel, the well respected analyst at Forrester Research, and our conversation migrated to one of data governance’s biggest challenges – how to balance bureaucracy and business agility. So Rob and I thought it would be fun…

Werewolves, Silver Bullets and MDM

by Angela Guess Jim Harris recently commented on the quest to find an MDM silver bullet. He begins, “Lycanthropy is the ability of a human being to transform into a werewolf, a legendary beast possessing superhuman strength and senses – but also a cruel and inhumane thirst for brutal violence… According to the myth, a werewolf can…

New Whitepaper on Data Quality Monitoring in Data Governance

by Angela Guess A recent whitepaper by Jim Harris examines the role of data quality monitoring in data governance: “When the correlation between poor data quality and poor business performance isn’t measured in a tangible way, data quality can be misperceived as a technical activity performed for the sake of the data, instead of an…