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Mar 21 RWDG Webinar: Activate Your Data Governance Policy

DATE: March 21, 2019 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar What does it mean to activate a Data Governance policy? Can an inactive policy be effective? Data Governance policies can address different things depending on the organization. Some policies are…

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Moving Data from an IT Issue to a Business Imperative

Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. We all know businesses are trying to do more with their data, but inaccuracy and general Data Management issues are getting in the way. For most businesses, the status quo for managing data is not working. However, there is new research that shows data is moving from a knee-jerk, “must be IT’s issue” conversation, to a “how can the business better…

Safeguarding Against the Risks of Self-Service Data Preparation

Click to learn more about author Mike Brody. Let me be the first to acknowledge that agility is important. BI product’s should be predicated on the idea that end users should have direct control over their own data. I believe that it’s better for business professionals to answer their own analytical questions than to inundate IT staff with reporting requests, creating that growth-stunting IT bottleneck we’ve all encountered at one point…

What is Data Value and Should it be Viewed as a Corporate Asset?

Click to learn more about author Asha Saxena. A lot has changed since the 1950’s when the average age of a publicly traded company listed on the S&P 500 has gone down from being 60 years old to now less than 20 years old according to research from Credit Suisse investor analysts. Companies that are embracing using new technologies, automation, Big Data, Machine Learning, and innovation are gaining market share on…

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What are Data Ethics?

Data Ethics describe a code of behavior, specifically what is right and wrong, encompassing…

What is Data Strategy?

Data Strategy describes a “set of choices and decisions that together, chart a high-level…

What is Metadata?

Metadata is information about the data collected. According to the Data Management Body of…

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Demystifying Master Data Management

Thomas Edison may have understood the importance of Master Data Management before the term was formally coined. He said, “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” While ideas in the early 20th century relied on thoughts and things, ideas in this information age depend on data. Take Reference Data: unchanging tags comprising an individual or entity (e.g. name and address). Businesses need this to characterize other…

Data Architect vs. Data Engineer

The data architect and data engineer work in tandem – conceptualizing, visualizing, and then building an Enterprise Data Management Framework. The data architect visualizes the complete framework and creates the blueprint, which the data engineer uses to build the “digital framework.” The data engineering role has recently evolved from the traditional software-engineering field. Recent Enterprise Data Management experiments have proven beyond doubt that these data-focused software engineers are needed to…

Next Generation Data Storage at Petabyte Scales

“Seven years ago, the petabyte was pretty much the exclusive realm of very, very, very, large enterprises, like Citibank or Boeing,” said Shridar Subramanian, VP Product and Marketing at StorageCraft, but petabyte-sized data sets are now becoming more common with smaller companies. Over time, more companies in the mid-sized enterprise space, and more importantly, companies in the small and mid-sized business segment, are getting inundated with these petabyte-sized data sets.…

Jump Start Data Management Initiatives Through Improved Business Cases

Inch by inch, step by step, block by block – that’s how you build a business case for Data Management. What those inches, steps, and blocks will look like depends in large part on the organizational maturity of the business with regard to Data Management. In more mature businesses, it’s easier to make the case for a new investment – for a change that, when implemented, would solve a problem…

The Importance of Data Literacy

Walk into a company embracing digital transformation and you’ll find monitors displaying colorful charts and pie graphs decorated with numbers. These dashboards show information about the business meant to assist employees in prioritizing work, seeing new opportunities, and driving efficiency. An important question remains, though: “How many employees trained on a business’ dashboards know how to use the data and analytics to make them better at their jobs?” asked Jordan…

So You Want to be a Data Curator?

Data Curation is highly focused on maintaining and managing metadata, and not the database itself. Consequently, much of Data Curation involves such things as good communications and the usage popularity of services or articles. Data Curators not only create, manage, and maintain data, but may also be involved in determining best practices for working with that data. Data Curators often work the data using a visual format, such as charts…

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