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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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With the May 2018 deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching, enterprise architecture (EA), should be high on the priority list for organizations that handle the personal data of citizens in any European Union state. GDPR compliance requires an overview of why and how personal data is collected, stored, processed and accessed....

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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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Digital trust can make or break a brand. Amazon understood this concept early on. When the company first launched as an online bookseller in 1994, consumer confidence in online shopping was low, to say the least. Exclusively competing with local bookstores, Amazon and many e-tailers throughout the 90s and early 2000s had to work to...

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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...

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Oct
5
2017

Technological revolutions of the past usually came with a bang. However, that’s not the case today as industry quietly transitions systems and processes to incorporate more advanced technology. Still, the outcomes tend to be dramatic with market disruptions and societal advances. With the rise of the IoT and data – or Big Data to be...

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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 personal data of more than 143 million people – half the United States’ entire population – may have been compromised in the recent Equifax data breach. With every major data breach comes post-mortems and lessons learned, but one area we haven’t seen discussed is how enterprise architecture might aid in the prevention of data...

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It’s almost 2018, so there’s a good chance a portion of your business relies on the cloud. You’ve either moved some legacy systems there already, or you’re adopting entirely new, cloud-based systems – or both. But what about enterprise architecture for the cloud? After all, it’s the glue that helps tie all your disparate IT...

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