Data prep and self-service analytics – Turning point for governance and quality efforts?

The demand for data preparation solutions is at an all-time high, and it's primarily driven by the demand for self-service analytics. Ten years ago, if you were a business leader that wanted to get more in-depth information on a particular KPI, you would typically issue a reporting request to IT […]

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Who was that masked data?

Data access and data privacy are often fundamentally at odds with each other. Organizations want unfettered access to the data describing customers. Meanwhile, customers want their data – especially their personally identifiable information – to remain as private as possible. Organizations need to protect data privacy by only granting data access to authorized […]

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Modernization starts at the top

Absent a strong executive presence, most mature organizations will continue to muddle through data integration.






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MDM intersections, Part 2: Data governance

Master data management (MDM) is distinct from other data management disciplines due to its primary focus on giving the enterprise a single view of the master data that represents key business entities, such as parties, products, locations and assets. MDM achieves this by standardizing, matching and consolidating common data elements across traditional and big […]

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In search of the Holy Grail: Sorry Hadoop fans, only MDM delivers single view of customer

Single view of customer. It's a noble goal, not unlike the search for the Holy Grail – fraught with peril as you progress down the path of your data journey. If you're a hotelier, it can improve your customer's experience by providing the information from the casinos and the spa at check-in to better meet your […]

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Shifting ownership to the source – The future of MDM?

Most companies are battling with master data challenges whether they realise it or not. When you're consolidating financials from multiple billing systems, you're doing MDM. When you're migrating legacy systems to a new target environment, you're doing MDM. When you're trying to perform root-cause analysis across multiple systems for a […]

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Does MDM need to be part of your data strategy?

.@philsimon on the role of MDM. TLDR: It depends.






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Data governance is nothing without data quality

When you spend long enough writing and working in any industry, you inevitably see trends emerge and reach varying levels of maturity. Data governance is one such trend, as you can see from the following Google Trends chart: tags: data governance, data quality

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Risks to consider when developing a data strategy – Part 1

Creating a strategy for the data in an organization is not a straightforward task. Not only does our business change – our software solutions also change before we can ever get done with a data strategy. So, I choose to understand that a strategy has a vision, and my vision may change […]

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How often (and why) does your data strategy need to be updated?

In my previous post, I discussed the characteristics of a strong data strategy, the first of which was that a formal, well-defined strategy exists within your organization. This post discusses how often (and why) your organization’s data strategy needs to be updated. While strategy encompasses and sets the overall direction for […]

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