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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.
November 15, 2013
Big data analytics has potential, but it also needs better governance and training, said data leaders at IBM Information On Demand 2013.
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In computing, data is information that has been translated into a form that is more convenient to move or process. In other contexts, data has somewhat different meanings. 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
Organizations should meet a few key program development goals prior to implementing an MDM initiative, according to MDM expert Anne Marie Smith. Continue Reading
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Consultant David Loshin outlines a strategy for ensuring data is suitable to use: Make business units responsible for applying data quality policies and use data virtualization tools to help manage the process. Continue Reading
Data quality problems, often resulting from inconsistent data definitions and duplicates, can hamstring BI and analytics efforts if they aren't forcefully addressed. 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
Highlighting the benefits of an MDM program from both technical and business perspectives is essential to gaining support for funding. Continue Reading