Case Study: Establishing a Data-Literate Culture

Imagine a rapidly expanding small business with a 20% yearly growth tasked with establishing and maintaining a data-literate culture. Then, add a new Data Architecture upgrade with considerable changes to the business logic to this situation, causing a full-on panic. This journey, marked by confusion over data definitions and anxiety over system changes, describes the situation that Brooke Gajownik, director of […]

Demonstrating the Value of Data Governance

As organizations strive to become more data-driven, they increasingly recognize the importance of Data Governance (DG), a business program supporting harmonized data activities. However, business leaders, colleagues, and workers often express confusion about DG policies and need clarity around its value. This article tackles this issue by exploring the top 10 ways for effectively articulating the value […]

Metadata Governance: Crucial to Managing IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT), devices that produce and consume data through the internet, will likely comprise over 207 billion devices by the end of 2024. These widgets generate, consume, and send vast data over business networks. As a result, organizations must include IoT in their Data Governance programs to ensure better integration and legal compliance. Without effective governance, firms […]

Common Master Data Management (MDM) Pitfalls

Leaders need to trust data within the organization to make sound business decisions. So, many turn to master data management (MDM), a solution to get and keep uniform and accurate data that increases business value. Yet, according to Gartner, 75% of all MDM programs across organizations fail to meet business objectives. Moreover, this trend has worsened since 2015, […]

3 Key Benefits of Pragmatic Data Modeling

In 2024, companies have developed a renewed interest in the benefits of Data Modeling, engaging in pragmatic planning and activities around diagramming requirements. Organizations want to document data architectures to get good Data Quality and overcome challenges.  Notably, the resolution to each data incident has risen significantly by 15 hours between 2022 and 2023. Furthermore, 80% of data executives and business leaders say cultural impediments […]

Data Strategy Trends in 2024

In 2024, organizations must embrace a good Data Strategy, a reliable touchstone created by an organization for businesspeople in their data-related endeavors and support its evolution. Executives face mounting pressure to swiftly adapt to a dynamic marketplace and demonstrate tangible impacts…

Data Quality vs. Data Enrichment

Data Quality (DQ), the degree of business and consumer confidence in data’s usefulness, remains a sticking point to getting business insights and managing risk. According to recent research, it takes an average of 15 hours to resolve a given Data Quality issue or incident, and in 2024 and beyond, 25% or more of revenue will be […]

Data Modeling Trends in 2024

Expect an increase in business-driven and elegant Data Modeling – the plans, and activities around diagramming requirements for data architecture. These Data Modeling trends will gain traction as budgets for newer projects decrease and mandates to improve Data Quality increase, as resolution to each data incident has risen by 15 hours between 2022 and 2023. Stakeholders clamor for returns from AI after investing heavily, […]

Conceptual vs. Logical vs. Physical Data Modeling

Businesses face lightning-fast and massive data growth “at a time when analytical capabilities cannot even come close to meeting them,” said Dr. Peter Aiken at his recent Data-Ed webinar, “Conceptual vs. Logical vs. Physical Data Modeling.” An acknowledged Data Management authority and president of DAMA International, Aiken explained that a lack of understanding and documentation of a company’s Data […]