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For regulatory compliance (e.g., GDPR) and to ensure peak business performance, organizations often bring consultants on board to help take stock of their data assets. This sort of data governance “stock check” is important but can be arduous without the right approach and technology. That’s where data governance comes in … While most companies hold...

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Smart cities are changing the world. When you think of real-time, data-driven experiences and modern applications to accomplish tasks faster and easier, your local town or city government probably doesn’t come to mind. But municipal government is starting to embrace digital transformation and therefore data governance. Municipal government has never been an area in which...

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Much like the hospitality industry, digital transformation in retail has been a huge driver of change. One important fact is getting lost among all of the talk of “the retail apocalypse” and myriad stories about increasingly empty shopping malls: there’s a lot of money to be made in retail. In fact, the retail market was...

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The rate at which organizations have adopted data-driven strategies means there are a wealth of digital transformation examples for organizations to draw from. By now, you probably recognize this recurring pattern in the discussions about digital transformation: An industry set in its ways slowly moves toward using information technology to create efficiencies, automate processes or...

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Organization’s cannot hope to make the most out of a data-driven strategy, without at least some degree of metadata-driven automation. The volume and variety of data has snowballed, and so has its velocity. As such, traditional – and mostly manual – processes associated with data management and data governance have broken down. They are time-consuming...

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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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