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A business glossary is crucial to any data governance strategy, yet it is often overlooked. Consider this – no one likes unpleasant surprises, especially in business. So when it comes to objectively understanding what’s happening from the top of the sales funnel to the bottom line of finance, everyone wants – and needs – to...

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Data preparation is notorious for being the most time-consuming area of data management. It’s also expensive. “Surveys show the vast majority of time is spent on this repetitive task, with some estimates showing it takes up as much as 80% of a data professional’s time,” according to Information Week. And a Trifacta study notes that...

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Data governance (DG) is becoming more commonplace because of data-driven business, yet defining DG and putting into sound practice is still difficult for many organizations. The absence of a standard approach to defining DG could be down to its history of missed expectations, false starts and negative perceptions about it being expensive, intrusive, impeding innovation and...

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Sep
28
2018

The Data Governance (R)Evolution

by Mariann McDonagh

Data governance continues to evolve – and quickly. Historically, Data Governance 1.0 was siloed within IT and mainly concerned with cataloging data to support search and discovery. However, it fell short in adding value because it neglected the meaning of data assets and their relationships within the wider data landscape. Then the push for digital transformation and...

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Sep
20
2018

The ability to more efficiently govern, discover and protect sensitive data is something that all prospering data-driven organizations are constantly striving for. It’s been almost four months since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect. While no fines have been issued yet, the Information Commissioner’s Office has received upwards of 500 calls...

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Due to the wealth of data data-driven organizations are tasked with handling, organizations are increasingly adopting automated data management. There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created every day, and that figure is increasing in tandem with the production of and demand for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. However, Forrester reports that between 60 and...

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Data management and data governance are now more important than ever before. The hyper competitive nature of data-driven business means organizations need to get more out of their data than ever before – and fast. A few data-driven exemplars have led the way, turning data into actionable insights that influence everything from corporate structure to...

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Aug
30
2018

Due to the adoption of data-driven business, organizations across the board are facing their own enterprise data dilemmas. This week erwin announced its acquisition of metadata management and data governance provider AnalytiX DS. The combined company touches every piece of the data management and governance lifecycle, enabling enterprises to fuel automated, high-quality data pipelines for...

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As a data-driven organization in the modern, hyper-competetive business landscape, it’s imperative that employees, business leaders and decision makers can understand your data. In a previous article, I argued that business process management without data governance is a perilous experiment. The same can be said for enterprise architecture initiatives that traditionally stop at the process...

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Big Data is causing complexity for many organizations, not just because of the volume of data they’re collecting, but because of the variety of data they’re collecting. Big Data often consists of unstructured data that streams into businesses from social media networks, internet-connected sensors, and more. But the data operations at many organizations were not...

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