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January 29, 2016
Data governance managers who spoke during an online conference said that tracking business-oriented metrics on data quality improvement is a key to success in governance efforts.
May 20, 2014
This week's Talking Data podcast recaps Enterprise Data World and a mother lode of data quality information.
February 28, 2014
In an interview, author and data quality architect Laura Sebastian-Coleman discusses steps organizations should take to improve data quality levels.
November 21, 2013
In a podcast, SearchDataManagement's Jack Vaughan reports on data issues as discussed at Strata East 2013 in New York, and IBM IOD 2013 in Las Vegas.
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A data governance program doesn't have to be a police action. Instead, advises expert Anne Marie Smith, data stewards should help bring about cultural change in a collaborative way. Continue Reading
Chief data officers are becoming more prevalent in companies, and more necessary, consultant John Ladley said in a webinar -- so much so that he thinks 2015 could be 'the year of the CDO.' Continue Reading
Why is metadata management important? Because without it, you couldn't have a successful data governance or master data management program, explains governance expert Anne Marie Smith. Continue Reading
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It has been 10 years since the master data management industry emerged. MDM technology is maturing, and project success rates are on the rise -- but there's still a long way to go. Continue Reading
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In an excerpt from their book on managing multi-domain master data management programs, Mark Allen and Dalton Cervo explain how to identify MDM domains and your master data. Continue Reading
A chief data officer should take charge of an organization's efforts to develop an enterprise data strategy and institute data governance policies, consultant David Loshin says. Continue Reading
Strong data governance is needed to maximize the value of business intelligence efforts -- and that starts with a common set of data definitions, consultant Wayne Eckerson says. Continue Reading
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Data governance programs often rely on the part-time data steward -- an employee from a business unit who also serves as a data expert. Continue Reading
Enlist senior-level champions from both business and IT to guide a data governance program and achieve harmony between the two sides. Continue Reading
Organizations should meet a few key program development goals prior to implementing an MDM initiative, according to MDM expert Anne Marie Smith. Continue Reading