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Executive business intelligence (BI) reporting can be incomplete, inconsistent and/or inaccurate, becoming a critical concern for the executive management team trying to make informed business decisions. When issues arise, it is up to the IT department to figure out what the problem is, where it occurred, and how to fix it. This is not a trivial...

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Data governance (DG) is one of the fastest growing disciplines, yet when it comes to defining data governance many organizations struggle. Dataversity says DG is “the practices and processes which help to ensure the formal management of data assets within an organization.” These practices and processes can vary, depending on an organization’s needs. Therefore, when...

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There are many factors driving data governance adoption, as revealed in erwin’s State of Data Governance Report. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring them in detail, starting with regulatory compliance. By Michael Pastore Almost every organization views data governance as important, so why don’t they all have it in place? Modern organizations run on...

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The five pillars of data governance readiness should be the starting point for implementing or revamping any DG initiative. In a recent CSO Magazine article, “Why data governance should be corporate policy,” the author states: “Data is like water, and water is a fundamental resource for life, so data is an essential resource for the...

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Apr
27
2018

Application development is new again. The ever-changing business landscape – fueled by digital transformation initiatives indiscriminate of industry – demands businesses deliver innovative customer – and partner – facing solutions, not just tactical apps to support internal functions. Therefore, application developers are playing an increasingly important role in achieving business goals. The financial services sector...

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Facebook’s data woes continue to dominate the headlines and further highlight the importance of having an enterprise-wide view of data assets. The high-profile case is somewhat different than other prominent data scandals as it wasn’t a “breach,” per se. But questions of negligence persist, and in all cases, data governance is an issue. This week,...

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The Facebook scandal has highlighted the need for organizations to understand and apply the five pillars of data governance readiness. All eyes were on Mark Zuckerberg this week as he testified before the U.S. Senate and Congress on Facebook’s recent data drama. A statement from Facebook indicates that the data snare was created due to...

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It’s important that business leaders foster organizational support for their data governance efforts. The clock is counting down to the May 25 effective date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With the deadline just a stone’s throw away, organizations need to ensure they are data governance-ready. We’re continuing our blog series on the Five...

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“Facebook at the center of global reckoning on data governance.” This headline from a March 19 article in The Wall Street Journal sums up where we are. With only two months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, we’re going to see more headlines about improper data governance (DG) – leading to...

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In light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect in just three months, an understanding of data governance readiness has become paramount. Organizations need to make sure they’re ready to meet the world’s most comprehensive data privacy law’s requirements: Understanding all the systems in which personal data is located and all the interactions...

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