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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance shares many of the same requirements in the European Unions’ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the CCPA has been signed into law, organizations have until Jan. 1, 2020, to enact its mandates. Luckily, many organizations have already laid the regulatory groundwork for it because of their efforts to...

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Keeping up with new data protection regulations can be difficult, and the latest – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – isn’t the only new data protection regulation organizations should be aware of. California recently passed a law that gives residents the right to control the data companies collect about them. Some suggest the California...

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A strong data governance framework is central to the success of any data-driven organization because it ensures this valuable asset is properly maintained, protected and maximized. But despite this fact, enterprises often face push back when implementing a new data governance initiative or trying to mature an existing one. Let’s assume you have some form...

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What is business process modeling (BPM)? A visual representation of what your business does and how it does it. Why is having this picture important? According to Gartner, BPM links business strategy to IT systems development to ensure business value. It also combines process/ workflow, functional, organizational and data/resource views with underlying metrics such as...

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With business process modeling (BPM) being a key component of data governance, choosing a BPM tool is part of a dilemma many businesses either have or will soon face. Historically, BPM didn’t necessarily have to be tied to an organization’s data governance initiative. However, data-driven business and the regulations that oversee it are becoming increasingly...

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The need for data mapping tools in light of increasing volumes and varieties of data – as well as the velocity at which it must be processed – is growing. It’s not difficult to see why either. Data mapping tools have always been a key asset for any organization looking to leverage data for insights....

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For regulatory compliance (e.g., GDPR) and to ensure peak business performance, organizations often bring consultants on board to help take stock of their data assets. This sort of data governance “stock check” is important but can be arduous without the right approach and technology. That’s where data governance comes in … While most companies hold...

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Smart cities are changing the world. When you think of real-time, data-driven experiences and modern applications to accomplish tasks faster and easier, your local town or city government probably doesn’t come to mind. But municipal government is starting to embrace digital transformation and therefore data governance. Municipal government has never been an area in which...

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Much like the hospitality industry, digital transformation in retail has been a huge driver of change. One important fact is getting lost among all of the talk of “the retail apocalypse” and myriad stories about increasingly empty shopping malls: there’s a lot of money to be made in retail. In fact, the retail market was...

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The rate at which organizations have adopted data-driven strategies means there are a wealth of digital transformation examples for organizations to draw from. By now, you probably recognize this recurring pattern in the discussions about digital transformation: An industry set in its ways slowly moves toward using information technology to create efficiencies, automate processes or...

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