erwin Expert Blog

In my last post, I explained why organizations need to consider data as an asset rather than a cost center. When we deem something to be valuable, we then need to determine how and when we’ll use it as well as secure it. We do this by establishing standards, policies and processes to define how...

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In my previous post, I described how organizational success depends on certain building blocks that work in alignment with common business objectives. These building blocks include business activities, data and analytics. Governance is also one of the required building blocks because it provides cohesion in the standards to align people, processes, data and technology for...

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Searching for new ways to generate value and improve execution, organizations of all shapes and sizes are racing to embrace data-driven approaches that are enabled by advances in analytics. A perfect storm of events that started in the mid-2000s has morphed into a disruptive force in the economy at an accelerating pace. Data-driven analytics has...

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The data-driven enterprise is the cornerstone of modern business, and good data governance is a key enabler. In recent years, we’ve seen startups leverage data to catapult themselves ahead of legacy competitors. Companies such as Airbnb, Netflix and Uber have become household names. Although the service each offers differs vastly, all three identify as ‘technology’...

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Fostering business and IT alignment has become more important than ever. Gone are the days when IT was a fringe department, resigned to providing support. But after so long on the sidelines, many businesses still struggle to bring IT into the fold, ensuring its alignment with the wider business. But this should be a priority...

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Dec
7
2017

It’s important we recognize the benefits of data governance (DG) beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Data governance is mandatory for GDPR, so the incentive in implementing it before the May 2018 deadline is clear. However, the timeline’s pressures could also be viewed as somewhat of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, introducing...

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Nov
30
2017

Data governance (DG) 1.0 has struggled to get off the ground, but now DG is required for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, so businesses need a new approach to achieve data governance success. When properly implemented, data governance is an empowering tool for businesses. But for many organizations just getting started with DG, implementation...

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Nov
23
2017

Risk management is crucial for any data-driven business. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller famously said, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” This statement struck a chord when first spoken in 2012, and the strings are still ringing. As data continues to be more deeply...

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Data Governance 1.0 has been too isolated to be truly effective, and so a new, collaborative data governance approach is necessary. This rings especially true when considering the imminent implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Compliance is required from all EU-based companies and those trading with the EU. It’s extremely likely that your...

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With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect soon, organizations can use it as a catalyst in developing digital trust. Data breaches are increasing in scope and frequency, creating PR nightmares for the organizations affected. The more data breaches, the more news coverage that stays on consumers’ minds. The Equifax breach and subsequent stock...

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