erwin Expert Blog

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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Dec
7
2017

It’s important we recognize the benefits of data governance (DG) beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Data governance is mandatory for GDPR, so the incentive in implementing it before the May 2018 deadline is clear. However, the timeline’s pressures could also be viewed as somewhat of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, introducing...

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Nov
30
2017

Data governance (DG) 1.0 has struggled to get off the ground, but now DG is required for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, so businesses need a new approach to achieve data governance success. When properly implemented, data governance is an empowering tool for businesses. But for many organizations just getting started with DG, implementation...

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Nov
23
2017

Risk management is crucial for any data-driven business. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller famously said, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” This statement struck a chord when first spoken in 2012, and the strings are still ringing. As data continues to be more deeply...

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Data Governance 1.0 has been too isolated to be truly effective, and so a new, collaborative data governance approach is necessary. This rings especially true when considering the imminent implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Compliance is required from all EU-based companies and those trading with the EU. It’s extremely likely that your...

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With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect soon, organizations can use it as a catalyst in developing digital trust. Data breaches are increasing in scope and frequency, creating PR nightmares for the organizations affected. The more data breaches, the more news coverage that stays on consumers’ minds. The Equifax breach and subsequent stock...

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With the May 2018 deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching, enterprise architecture (EA), should be high on the priority list for organizations that handle the personal data of citizens in any European Union state. GDPR compliance requires an overview of why and how personal data is collected, stored, processed and accessed....

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Digital trust can make or break a brand. Amazon understood this concept early on. When the company first launched as an online bookseller in 1994, consumer confidence in online shopping was low, to say the least. Exclusively competing with local bookstores, Amazon and many e-tailers throughout the 90s and early 2000s had to work to...

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Oct
5
2017

Technological revolutions of the past usually came with a bang. However, that’s not the case today as industry quietly transitions systems and processes to incorporate more advanced technology. Still, the outcomes tend to be dramatic with market disruptions and societal advances. With the rise of the IoT and data – or Big Data to be...

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The personal data of more than 143 million people – half the United States’ entire population – may have been compromised in the recent Equifax data breach. With every major data breach comes post-mortems and lessons learned, but one area we haven’t seen discussed is how enterprise architecture might aid in the prevention of data...

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