Tag Archive: data quality

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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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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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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Enterprise IQ MDM and Data Governance Summit

Last week I attended the MDM and Data Governance Summit Asia Pacific 2013 in Sydney, organised by Enterprise IQ. Over the two days MDM was covered extensively and in depth, with a solid dose of Data Governance thrown in. With so many good sessions, it is quite a challenge to provide a thorough summary as well …

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CIO Dashboard

Executive dashboards have become very popular mechanisms to present executives with at-a-glance information on the organisation’s strategic KPIs. The CIO is IT’s executive sponsor for all the other executives’ dashboards. So then, what should the CIO have on his dashboard?

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BI Sponsorship

There are many routes to end up with a BI sponsorship in your lap. You could have inherited the sponsorship of a BI project from a predecessor. You could have been appointed to fill the position. You could have been “volunteered” by not necessarily well-meaning peers, or… you may have grabbed the BI sponsorship role …

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Revolutionising the Data Warehouse and Business Analytics

Last week I presented a paper on the Impact of Big Data on Data Warehousing at the ARK Group’s conference on Revolutionising the Data Warehouse and Business Analytics, which was held in Melbourne. In this post I give you my impressions of the conference highlights and share with you some of my insights.

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Data Quality in Real-Time BI

Data Quality is essential for Real-Time BI efficiency In my previous two blogs I focussed on the actions an organisation should take to implement and improve real-time BI. In this post I continue with the theme, focussing on the importance of data quality in the real-time BI environment and in the real-time BI processes. Data quality directly …

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Data Quality Framework

Last week I attended the Melbourne DAMA event, where Richard Kevan of Oakton presented a framework for representing and reporting data quality metrics, which they developed and implemented for the Australian Postal Services’ IT division. Other organisations also use similar frameworks. Such a framework can be used to represent, report on and analyse the measures …

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Data Quality vital for sound BI decisions

The success of every decision is closely related to the quality of the information that was used to make that decision. For this reason, Data Quality is very closely related to Business Intelligence. Data quality checks and active data quality controls should be embedded into the loading and reporting processes. This can ensure the quality …

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