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International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated this year on Monday, March 8, the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. That motivated us to honor women in technology, including one of our inspiring customer advocates who is herself choosing to challenge limitations in how we view data...

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Mar
4
2021

The What & Why of Data Governance

by Mariann McDonagh

Modern data governance is a strategic, ongoing and collaborative practice that enables organizations to discover and track their data, understand what it means within a business context, and maximize its security, quality and value. It is the foundation for regulatory compliance and de-risking operations for competitive differentiation and growth. However, while digital transformation and other...

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Enterprise architecture provides business and IT alignment by mapping applications, technologies and data to the value streams and business functions they support. It defines business capabilities and interdependencies as they relate to enterprise strategy, bridging the gap between ideation and implementation. An effective enterprise architecture framework provides a blueprint for business and operating models, identifies...

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Feb
19
2021

7 Benefits of Metadata Management

by Mariann McDonagh

Metadata management is key to wringing all the value possible from data assets. However, most organizations don’t use all the data at their disposal to reach deeper conclusions about how to drive revenue, achieve regulatory compliance or accomplish other strategic objectives. What Is Metadata? Analyst firm Gartner defines metadata as “information that describes various facets...

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Managing an organization’s governance, risk and compliance (GRC) via its enterprise and business architectures means managing them against business processes (BP). Shockingly, a lot of organizations, even today, manage this through, either homemade tools or documents, checklists, Excel files, custom-made databases and so on and so forth. The three main reasons organizations tend to still...

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Feb
4
2021

Better decision-making has now topped compliance as the primary driver of data governance. However, organizations still encounter a number of bottlenecks that may hold them back from fully realizing the value of their data in producing timely and relevant business insights. While acknowledging that data governance is about more than risk management and regulatory compliance...

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Jan
28
2021

Enterprise architecture certifications and the professionals who obtain them give organizations more confidence in their enterprise architecture initiatives. This post outlines the best enterprise architecture certifications and certifications for enterprise architects. Enterprise architecture (EA) helps align business and IT efforts by documenting and mapping data, applications and assets to the functions they support. While a...

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Tackling data-related challenges to keep cloud migration projects on track and optimized By Wendy Petty  The cloud has many operational and competitive advantages, so cloud-first and other cloud transformation initiatives continue to be among the top data projects organizations are pursuing. For many of those yet to adopt and adapt, it is a case of...

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While many believe that the dawn of a new year represents a clean slate or a blank canvas, we simply don’t leave the past behind by merely flipping over a page in the calendar. As we enter 2021, we will also be building off the events of  2020 – both positive and negative – including...

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I think it’s fair to say that we’re all glad to usher in a New Year. Unexpected, unprecedented and disruptive, 2020 required radical transformation – within global organizations and our day-to-day lives. Our predictions for 2021 are rooted in what we’ve learned from the past year and the relevance of data in getting us to...

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