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The Top Master Data Management and Data Governance Consultancies

Mar 2, 2020 3:18:17 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Program Management, Blog, Master Data Management

A growing number of organizations are implementing master data management and data governance initiatives, but many lack the expertise to best set themselves up for success. That is fueling the growing market for MDM and data governance consultancies.

To help organizations in making the selection of an MDM partner, the MDM Institute compiled its list of the top MDM and data governance consultancies. Separate lists were prepared for the top consultancies in North America, in Europe, in Asia, and globally.

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Data Governance: The Start of Something Wonderful!

Nov 26, 2018 3:10:16 PM   Nancy Couture

Topics: Data Governance

Data governance enhances business engagement, shared understanding, focus, and alignment, bringing an ever-increasingly disconnected data environment together, and providing data value optimization across many EDM initiatives. 

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Data Governance in the World of “Data Everywhere”

Jun 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM   Nancy Couture

Topics: Data Governance

In the world of “data everywhere”, Data Governance is becoming even more important. Organizations that develop a data warehouse ‘single source of truth’ need data governance to ensure that a Standard Business Language (SBL) is developed and agreed to, and the various sources of data are integrated with consistent and reliable definitions and business rules. Decisions around who can use what data, and validating that the data being used and how it’s used meets regulatory and compliance requirements are important.

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Addressing Banking Challenges in 2018

Jan 23, 2018 1:58:31 PM   Solomon Williams

Topics: Data Governance, Data Quality, Master Data Management, Financial Services

The banking and financial industries face significant challenges and added regulation in the year ahead. While the number and degree of these challenges will likely shift throughout 2018, the below list covers the most pressing and how your organization can leverage data management solutions to ensure preparedness.

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Why Data Governance?

Jan 22, 2018 3:59:26 PM   Nancy Couture

Topics: Data Governance

Enterprise Data Management (EDM) seems to be at the top of many organizations’ strategies for 2018, as the importance of data to organizations continues to grow exponentially. EDM plans may include modernizing an existing data warehouse to enable near real-time data, building a big data environment to support deeper analytics, focusing on and increasing digital capabilities and associated analytics, moving existing data and analytics to the cloud, increasing analytics capabilities in the organization, or most likely a combination of these.

 

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Data Governance: The Discover Phase

Oct 20, 2017 3:34:30 PM   Nancy Couture

Topics: Data Governance

Starting with a discover phase for your data governance initiative will provide you with a greater probability of success.

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8 Steps to Successful Data Virtualization

Aug 25, 2017 10:01:00 AM   David Crolene

Topics: Data Governance, Data Virtualization, Blog, Master Data Management, Enterprise Data

By:  David Crolene, Vice President, Delivery

The verdict is in and Data Virtualization (DV) is here to stay.  This is driven by many factors such as the maturation of vendor technologies (e.g., heterogeneous join optimization, row level security, and high availability), increases in computing power, and a decrease in time end users are willing to wait for access to data. 

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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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