Tag Archive: data governance

Two Key Areas of EIM

Following on from my previous blog on the topic of Enterprise Information Management, I now focus on two specific areas of EIM, namely data governance and data quality management, which should be key focus areas for businesses in 2017.

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The Rise of Data Visualisation

Over recent years, data visualisation has certainly made a positive impact, which is no surprise given that it can help organisations achieve real insight from data. But beyond this, it’s also a smart way for us to understand complicated information in a more user friendly way that furthers cognitive understanding. To my mind, if organisations …

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Data and Information Assembly Australia

It’s been quite a while since I’ve last done a conference review, but last week I attended the Data and Information Assembly Australia. With a subtitle like “There and Back Again with Data Management” there were quite a few interesting topics covered. Organised and run by the ARK Group, it was a pretty smooth affair.

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Revolt against the Data Lake as Staging Area

In previous posts I covered the data lake, approaches to “building” the lake and the data lake’s relationship with the traditional data warehouse. However as rosy as all that may seem, there are some people quite opposed to using the data lake as an all-encompassing free-for-all at-scale staging area. To an extent, I tend to …

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Building a Data Lake

The engineering analogy to building a data lake carries quite well. Putting a data lake in place is about as complex as building a man-made lake – there are so many aspects to consider. In this post I comment on some of the wisdom that have been published about building and populating data lakes. At …

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Data Quality is in the Eye of the Beholder

At a very high level, data quality initiatives aim to ensure that the right data gets used by the right people to make good business decisions. There are various dimensions by which we can measure how “right” the data is. If we consider the value of the data – in terms of who uses it …

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Implementing Self-Service BI

In a previous blog, I discussed how to make self-service BI more appealing to the users, given that it allows an organisation to access and work with corporate information without the IT department’s involvement. So following on, I now examine the aspects that need to be considered in order to implement self-service BI effectively. Getting …

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Driving Data Governance from BI Strategy

Data governance plays a key role in managing the data resource of the organisation. It is necessary in strategic data-related initiatives such as master data management, data consolidation, database re-platforming, and of course, enterprise-wide business intelligence (BI). A data governance program is quite extensive and hard to implement. My proposition here is that the implementation …

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Evolution of Information Management

A short while ago I had the privilege of chairing the ARK Group’s event in Melbourne on the Continual Evolution of Information Management and Governance. This was really an apt title for this event. In the last few years with the increased interest in cloud, mobile, real-time and big data we have in fact seen …

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