Jim Harris explains why data quality is such a fundamental aspect of master data management.
On almost all of my master data management (MDM) consulting engagements, someone on the client team inevitably asks how MDM is different from data warehousing. This question is both an understandable and important one. It’s usually not that people are confused about MDM’s focus on master data, as opposed to reference data [...]
Jim Harris discusses how the lines between data management and analytics are fading.
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Like getting into good shape, Jim Harris says we must carefully measure adherence to regulatory compliance – using both internal and external measures.
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Platform and strategy are core to compliance, but Jim Harris says commitment from people across the organization is just as important and harder to achieve.
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Corporate compliance with an increasing number of industry regulations intended to protect personally identifiable information (PII) has made data privacy a frequent and public discussion. An inherent challenge to data privacy is, as Tamara Dull explained, “data, in and of itself, has no country, respects no law, and travels freely across borders. In the […]
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The term compliance is most often associated with control. It evokes visions of restrictions, regulations and security protecting something which is to remain private. The term open is most often associated with access, and it evokes visions of an absence of restrictions, regulations and security – making something available which is […]
Streaming technologies have been around for years, but as Felix Liao recently blogged, the numbers and types of use cases that can take advantage of these technologies have now increased exponentially. I've blogged about why streaming is the most effective way to handle the volume, variety and velocity of big data. That's […]
Historically, before data was managed it was moved to a central location. For a long time that central location was the staging area for an enterprise data warehouse (EDW). While EDWs and their staging areas are still in use – especially for structured, transactional and internally generated data – big […]