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Having an enterprise architecture roadmap is essential in modern business. Without it, understanding the current and desired future state can be difficult. Learn More: Enterprise Architecture – Definition, Methodology and Best Practices An enterprise architecture roadmap does not have to be in contrast with efforts to promote an agile enterprise architecture. The focus of innovation...

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Data lineage is the journey data takes from its creation through its transformations over time. It describes a certain dataset’s origin, movement, characteristics and quality. Tracing the source of data is an arduous task. Many large organizations, in their desire to modernize with technology, have acquired several different systems with various data entry points and...

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Having an agile enterprise architecture (EA) is the difference between whether an organization flourishes or flounders in an increasingly changing business climate. For “What Is Enterprise Architecture”, see here.  Over the years, EA has gotten a bad reputation for not providing business value. However, enterprise architecture frameworks and languages like TOGAF and ArchiMate aren’t responsible for this...

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Apr
21
2020

What is a Data Catalog?

by Michael Adjei

The easiest way to understand a data catalog is to look at how libraries catalog books and manuals in a hierarchical structure, making it easy for anyone to find exactly what they need. Similarly, a data catalog enables businesses to create a seamless way for employees to access and consume data and business assets in...

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We’re excited about our recognition as a March 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Metadata Management Solutions.  Our team here at erwin takes great pride in this distinction because customer feedback has always shaped our products and services. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in the metadata management solutions...

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Hello from my home office! I hope you and your family are staying safe, practicing social distancing, and of course, washing your hands. These are indeed strange days. During this coronavirus emergency, we are all being deluged by data from politicians, government agencies, news outlets, social media and websites, including valid facts but also opinions...

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COVID-19 has presented businesses with a new and immediate set of challenges that reinforce the need for data intelligence to inform disaster planning and business continuity. The coronavirus epidemic and its impacts are sharp and severe. And while its duration is uncertain, it is likely to permanently change the way businesses and societies function. So...

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When it became abundantly clear that our world was changing as a result of COVID-19, we knew we had to be part of the solution. Over the past several weeks, we have taken a hard look at what our customers need during this time to not only survive this crisis … but to thrive. As...

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Many organizations start an enterprise architecture practice without a specialized enterprise architecture tool. Instead, they rely on a blend of spreadsheets, Visio diagrams, PowerPoint files and the like. Under normal circumstances, this approach is difficult. In times of rapid change or crisis, it isn’t viable. Four Compelling Reasons for An Enterprise Architecture Tool Enterprise architecture...

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