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erwin Expert Blog

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many enterprise architects were focused on standardization. Identifying and putting into practice standard approaches to deploying systems, from the IT infrastructure and network protocols to the integration with other components, decreases the time to market for businesses and increases efficiency. In a world where agility and innovation are highly valued, speed...

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Data governance is best defined as the strategic, ongoing and collaborative processes involved in managing data’s access, availability, usability, quality and security in line with established internal policies and relevant data regulations. erwin recently hosted the third in its six-part webinar series on the practice of data governance and how to proactively deal with its...

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Apr
2
2021

  Organizations are managing more data than ever. In fact, the global datasphere is projected to reach 175 zettabytes by 2025, according to IDC. With more companies increasingly migrating their data to the cloud to ensure availability and scalability, the risks associated with data management and protection also are growing. How can companies protect their...

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erwin recently hosted the second in its six-part webinar series on the practice of data governance and how to proactively deal with its complexities. Led by Frank Pörschmann of iDIGMA GmbH, an IT industry veteran and data governance strategist, the second webinar focused on “The Value of Data Governance & How to Quantify It.” As...

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The role of chief data officer (CDO) is becoming essential at forward-thinking organizations — especially those in financial services — according to “The Evolving Role of the CDO at Financial Organizations: 2021 Chief Data Officer (CDO) Study” just released by FIMA and sponsored by erwin. The e-guide takes a deep dive into the evolving role...

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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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