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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May, but a new study reveals that most organizations are overwhelmingly unprepared. The State of Data Governance Report finds that only 6% of respondents consider themselves completely prepared for GDPR. That means a shocking 94% of the organizations surveyed are not ready for what is...

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As the applications for data have grown, so too have the data governance use cases. And the legacy, IT-only approach to data governance, Data Governance 1.0, has made way for the collaborative, enterprise-wide Data Governance 2.0. In addition to increasing data applications, Data Governance 1.0’s decline is being hastened by recurrent failings in its implementation....

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In response to growing interest about data governance (DG), we’ve compiled a list of the data governance blog posts from 2017 you have to read. Data industry analysts, thought-leaders and commentators largely agree that DG will have a significant influence on 2018 data trends. Whether in response to tighter regulations (see our GDPR series here)...

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This year we’ll see some huge changes in how we collect, store and use data, with Data Governance 2.0 at the epicenter. For many organizations, these changes will be reactive, as they have to adapt to new regulations. Others will use regulatory change as a catalyst to be proactive with their data. Ideally, you’ll want...

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The tempo of change for data-driven business is increasing, with the financial services industry under particular pressure. For banks, credit card, insurance, mortgage companies and the like, data governance must be done right. Consumer trust is waning across the board, and after several high-profile data breaches, trust in the way in which organizations handle and...

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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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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 for...

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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 data-driven enterprise is the cornerstone of modern business, and good data governance is a key enabler. In recent years, we’ve seen startups leverage data to catapult themselves ahead of legacy competitors. Companies such as Airbnb, Netflix and Uber have become household names. Although the service each offers differs vastly, all three identify as ‘technology’...

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Fostering business and IT alignment has become more important than ever. Gone are the days when IT was a fringe department, resigned to providing support. But after so long on the sidelines, many businesses still struggle to bring IT into the fold, ensuring its alignment with the wider business. But this should be a priority...

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