erwin Expert Blog

By now many businesses would have already heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation legislation. But knowing is only half the battle. That’s why we’ve put together this GDPR guide. 

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Instead of utilizing built for purpose data management tools, businesses in the early stages of a data strategy often leverage pre existing, make-shift software. However, the rate in which modern businesses create and store data, means these methods can be quickly outgrown. In our last post, we looked at why any business with current, or...

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Feb
8
2017

The countdown has begun to one of the biggest changes in data protection, but how much do you know about GDPR? In a series of articles throughout February we will explain the essential information you need to know and what you need to be doing now.

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The data-driven enterprise is the cornerstone of modern business. In recent years, we’ve seen startups leverage data to catapult themselves ahead of legacy competitors. Companies such as Uber, Netflix and Air BnB have become household names and, although the service each offers differs vastly, all three identify as ‘technology’ organizations. This is because data is...

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Forget everything that you may have heard or read about enterprise architecture. It does not have to take too long or cost too much. The problems are not with the concept of enterprise architecture, but with how it has been taught, applied and executed. All too often, enterprise architecture has been executed by IT groups...

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Donna Burbank’s recent Enterprise Management 360 podcast was a hive of useful information. The Global Data Strategy CEO sat down with Data Modeling experts, and discussed the benefits of Data Modeling, and why practice is now more relevant than ever. You can listen to the podcast on the Enterprise Management 360 website here – and below,...

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Company mergers, even once approved, can often be daunting affairs. Depending on the size of the business, there can be hundreds of systems and processes that need to be accounted for, which can be difficult, and even impossible to do in advance. Therefore, following a merger, businesses typically find themselves with a plethora of duplicate...

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Jan
10
2017

In a recently hosted podcast for Enterprise Management 360˚, Donna Burbank spoke to several experts in data modeling and asked about their views on some of today’s key enterprise data questions.

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Whether a collection of data could be useful to a business, is all just a matter of perspective. We can view data in its raw form like a tangled set of wires, and for them to be useful again, they need to be separated. We’ve talked before about how Data Modeling, and Enterprise Architecture can...

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If Gartner’s word is anything to go by, Big Data adoption is seeing an uptick. The analyst cites “increasing inquiries” into Big Data analytics tools, as more businesses look for new opportunities in capturing increasing amounts, or eek more value out of the large amounts of data they already own. Supporting this, a US-based study into  budgetary plans, indicated...

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