Data governance strategy

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Fidelity laptop snafu spotlights need for security policies

    The theft last week of a Fidelity-owned laptop containing sensitive data could have easily been prevented. Are your users paying attention when it comes to laptop security?

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    How Chief Medical Officers Use Business Intelligence

    Business intelligence provides improved information to support the evolving role and responsibilities of today's chief medical officer.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Master data management: How to get started

    A master data management (MDM) expert explains how to get started on an MDM initiative -- from data governance to building a business case.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Data leaks and losses abound

    Whether it was a government Web site exposing sensitive data or a bank losing a tape with 90,000 customers' Social Security numbers, this week there were plenty of data security snafus.

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    Recover data from unreadable CD/DVD-ROMs

    CDs and DVDs don't last forever. If something goes wrong on one of your CDs or DVDs, you'll want to know -- or, better yet, have a way to recover the data. The freeware utility CDCheck performs error-checking on removable media of all kinds, but, ...

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    Worst practices for backup and disaster recovery, part 2

    Worst practices at a company will doom any backup and recovery plan. Here is a list of some of the worst practices that exist at far too many companies.

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Seven trends to expect from virus and worm authors in 2006

    This threat monitor tip outlines seven emerging trends among virus and worm writers, explains why it is important to implement enterprise-wide security measures and provides tools and tactics to defend against them.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Worst practices for backup and disaster recovery

    Even when network administrators are aware of the need for a solid data backup and recovery plan, too many companies observe worst practices, thereby dooming the plan. Here's a partial list of what they may be doing wrong.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Don't use backup and restore to distribute database tools

    You may be tempted to use a full backup to distribute database-packaged tools to end users, but contributor Serdar Yegulap advises against it. Find out why in this tip.

  • December 22, 2005 22 Dec'05

    Lost and found: DHL returns missing data tape

    Two million ABN AMRO Mortgage customers breathe a sigh of relief after a backup tape had been reported missing. Still, customers are urged to check their credit activity.

  • December 22, 2005 22 Dec'05

    Guidance turns investigative tools on itself

    The forensics software firm says it was compromised by hackers in November. It's just one in a growing list of companies admitting to recent attacks or lax security.

  • December 15, 2005 15 Dec'05

    Firm ties bonuses to data quality

    With sales, customer records, quality assurance and reporting all relying on the CRM system, one company has tied its bonus structure to data accuracy.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    Expert: Lengthy logs not always a good thing

    Regulatory compliance experts often stress the importance of detailed log keeping. But one legal expert warns too much detail can be used to stifle free speech.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Privacy expert calls for action on Specter-Leahy bill

    A UCSD professor and expert in privacy and security says that the IT industry should propose alternatives to the Senate's new data privacy act before it's too late.

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    Measuring the impact of Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2006

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager optimizes disk-based backup and recovery for Windows Server 2003, but not without performance penalties. Admins will want to measure the load DPM imposes on system resources.