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Business User to C-Suite – Implementing Grassroots Data Governance

Jul 26, 2017 3:21:54 PM   Russ Starck

Topics: Data Governance

Data governance has a bad rap. Rightly or wrongly, people think that it’s just too much to take on, that it introduces additional – and unnecessary – layers of bureaucracy, that its procedures are onerous, confusing, and restrictive. In practice, unfortunately, this is frequently the case.

It doesn’t have to be.

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Building the Foundation for Sound Data Governance

Jul 21, 2017 4:09:49 PM   Nancy Couture

Topics: Data Governance

With the focus that companies have on everything “data” – analytics, reporting, dashboards, Big Data, predictive analytics, decision science and so on – data governance is also increasing in importance. A good data governance program gets business stakeholders involved in deciding on data definitions and supporting or sponsoring consistent data usage across an organization.

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Can Data Governance be Agile?

Jul 21, 2017 4:09:03 PM   Nancy Couture

Topics: Agile, Data Governance, Enterprise Data

Many organizations are now recognizing the need for data governance but are still struggling with the right way to structure it. A good approach: be agile!

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Top Ten Data Quality Problems: Part II

Jul 3, 2017 10:23:52 AM   Sally McCormack

Topics: Data Quality

Recently, we outlined the top five data quality problems in enterprise data management and offered best practices to solve those challenges. This post explores the topic further to highlight five additional roadblocks associated with managing the critical data of an organization. Organizations that take time to decipher the root cause behind data challenges will run more successful enterprise data programs. They’ll also have a foundation in place for sustainable growth with an enterprise-wide view of customers, manufacturing, supply chains, sales, and operations. 

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