Tag Archive for truth

Big Data Isn’t the Whole Story

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times reports, “The word ‘data’ connotes fixed numbers inside hard grids of information, and as a result, it is easily mistaken for fact. But including bad product introductions and wars, we have many examples of bad data causing big mistakes. Big Data raises bigger issues. The…

Bringing the “Master” to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Srinivasan Sundara Rajan of Sys-Con Media recently wrote, “Master Data Management (MDM) is a very important data governance aspect in enterprises whereby MDM enables the development of a ‘Single Version of Truth.’ MDM establishes Single Version of Truth by providing common descriptions for enterprise-wide entities. Before Big Data, enterprises generally managed their…

Data Governance: Embracing Change

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by Angela Guess Jim Harris of Data Round Table recently discussed what he calls the “unsettling truth about data governance. He begins with a quote: “People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.” Harris explains, “I’m certain Ralph Waldo Emerson wasn’t describing the disruptive nature…

Finding One Version of the Truth with MDM

by Angela Guess A recent article defines master data management as “the process that tries to—you pick the word—(enforce), (impose), (enable), (ensure), (maintain) consistent data throughout your organization. Its goal is a single version of the truth in data terms. This is not easy. There are technological, organizational, cultural, political, and procedural challenges involved. Any…