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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) made its first real impact as Google’s record GDPR fine dominated news cycles. Historically, fines had peaked at six figures with the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fines of 500,000 pounds ($650,000 USD) against both Facebook and Equifax for their data protection breaches. Experts predicted an uptick in GDPR...

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Jan
24
2019

Organizations are responsible for governing more data than ever before, making a strong automation framework a necessity. But what exactly is an automation framework and why does it matter? In most companies, an incredible amount of data flows from multiple sources in a variety of formats and is constantly being moved and federated across a...

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Data governance is more important to the enterprise than ever before. It ensures everyone in the organization can discover and analyze high-quality data to quickly deliver business value. It assists in successfully meeting increasingly strict compliance requirements, such as those in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And it provides a clear gauge on business...

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Organizations have spent a lot of time and money trying to harmonize data across diverse platforms, including cleansing, uploading metadata, converting code, defining business glossaries, tracking data transformations and so on. But the attempts to standardize data across the entire enterprise haven’t produced the desired results. A company can’t effectively implement data governance – documenting...

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Experts are predicting a surge in GDPR enforcement in 2019 as regulators begin to crackdown on organizations still lagging behind compliance standards. With this in mind, the erwin team has compiled a list of the most valuable data governance, GDPR and Big data blogs and news sources for data management and data governance best practice...

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Dec
20
2018

The driving factors behind data governance adoption vary. Whether implemented as preventative measures (risk management and regulation) or proactive endeavors (value creation and ROI), the benefits of a data governance initiative is becoming more apparent. Historically most organizations have approached data governance in isolation and from the former category. But as data’s value to the...

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Dec
13
2018

This past year witnessed a data governance awakening – or as the Wall Street Journal called it, a “global data governance reckoning.” There was tremendous data drama and resulting trauma – from Facebook to Equifax and from Yahoo to Marriott. The list goes on and on. And then, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect,...

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Businesses stand to gain a lot from a unified data platform. This decade has seen data-driven leaders dominate their respective markets and inspire other organizations across the board to use data to fuel their businesses, leveraging this strategic asset to create more value below the surface. It’s even been dubbed “the new oil,” but data is arguably...

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Organizations have been served yet another reminder of the value of data governance for data security. Hotel and hospitality powerhouse Marriott recently revealed a massive data breach that led to the theft of personal data for an astonishing 500 million customers of its Starwood hotels. This is the second largest data breach in recent history, surpassed only...

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Using data governance in the pharmaceutical industry is a critical piece of the data management puzzle. Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies face many of the same digital transformation pressures as other industries, such as financial services and healthcare that we have explored previously. In response, they are turning to technologies like advanced analytics platforms and...

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