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Replace manual and recurring tasks for fast, reliable data lineage and overall data governance It’s paramount that organizations understand the benefits of automating end-to-end data lineage. Critically, it makes it easier to get a clear view of how information is created and flows into, across and outside an enterprise. The importance of end-to-end data lineage...

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Not Documenting End-to-End Data Lineage Is Risky Business – Understanding your data’s origins is key to successful data governance. Not everyone understands what end-to-end data lineage is or why it is important. In a previous blog, I explained that data lineage is basically the history of data, including a data set’s origin, characteristics, quality and...

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Aligning these practices for regulatory compliance and other benefits Why should you integrate data governance (DG) and enterprise architecture (EA)? It’s time to think about EA beyond IT. Two of the biggest challenges in creating a successful enterprise architecture initiative are: collecting accurate information on application ecosystems and maintaining the information as application ecosystems change....

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Any organziation with a data-driven strategy should understand the definition of data governance. In fact, in light of increasingly stringent data regulations, any organzation that uses or even stores data, should understand the definition of data governance. Organizations with a solid understanding of data governance (DG) are better equipped to keep pace with the speed...

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Enterprise architecture (EA) is a strategic planning initiative that helps align business and IT. It provides a visual blueprint, demonstrating the connection between applications, technologies and data to the business functions they support.

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  I’m thrilled to officially announce that registration is open for our first global conference as erwin, Inc. erwin Insights 2020 is a free, virtual, two-day event being held October 13-14. Social distancing doesn’t mean we should stop connecting. In fact, opportunities for personal and professional growth are more important than ever. That’s why we...

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For enterprise architecture, success is often contingent on having clearly defined business goals. This is especially true in modern enterprise architecture, where value-adding initiatives are favoured over strictly “foundational,” “keeping the lights on,” type duties. But what does enterprise architecture success look like? Enterprise architecture is central to managing change and addressing key issues facing...

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What Is Data Literacy?

by Mariann McDonagh

How Data Literacy Turns Data from a Burden to a Benefit Today, data literacy is more important than ever. Data is now being used to support business decisions few executives thought they’d be making even six months ago. With your employees connected and armed with data that paints a clear picture of the business, your...

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ArchiMate is an enterprise architecture (EA) modeling language from The Open Group and used to communicate an organization’s enterprise architecture. Pronounced “AR-ki-mayt”, the modeling language’s name comes from a compounding of “architecture” and “animate.” The name conveys its aim to provide a way to visualize an organization’s EA. Unlike other modeling languages such as Unified...

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Fostering organizational support for a data-driven culture might require a change in the organization’s culture. But how? Recently, I co-hosted a webinar with our client E.ON, a global energy company that reinvented how it conducts business from branding to customer engagement – with data as the conduit. There’s no doubt E.ON, based in Essen, Germany,...

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