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Financial Reform: Protect Yourself With An Agile Information Architecture

Remember the financial meltdown? Experts still can’t decide if we’re on the road to recovery…how long that road may be…or even if there is a road. As a nation, though, we did agree to more oversight over corporate…
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Get Your Hands Dirty, Data Scientists!

Have you read Gartner’s research note on Defining and Differentiating the Role of the Data Scientist? You can hardly read anything about enterprise information…
What is Dirty Data Costing You?

What is Dirty Data Costing You?

How Bad Can Dirty Data Be? Intrinsically, you know that you need good data. But how far do you need to go…
Can Information Governance Help Me Find My TV?

Can Information Governance Help Me Find My TV?

USA reported an interesting story about a musician who ordered a Westinghouse TV from Amazon (purchased from a third party provider). Some of you probably did that yourself over the holidays. He…
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Need Help Selling Your Information Governance Initiative?

If you’re one of the many who isn’t yet tracking metrics and constantly reporting business value achieved through your efforts, you can use the Gartner whitepaper statistic below to help you quantify results. How many business initiatives did you undertake…
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New York’s Policing Strategy Highlights Big Data Problems

Is anyone out there a fan of the new television series Person of Interest? In that show, a computer genius gathers big data from multiple sources (traffic cameras,…
Data Decay Can Silently Cripple Your Business [Infographic]

Data Decay Can Silently Cripple Your Business [Infographic]

Zoominfo.com recently published a nice data decay infographic (a small version is included at the end of this post), that shows the level of master data change for business information. Why is understanding data decay essential? Many times organizations think…
Holding Out for an Information Governance Hero

Holding Out for an Information Governance Hero

In talking to customers last week, they again reinforced that information governance success is still on the horizon for each of them—and these were companies that had a dedicated data governance organization in place for years! Here are some…
Talent Retention Is Directly Related to EIM Success

Talent Retention Is Directly Related to EIM Success

This week I talked to two different customers who were going through organizational pain. In both cases, they had strong management who understood the value of truly treating information as an enterprise asset and, as a result, had the…
Health Workers Warned Over Protecting Patients’ Data

Health Workers Warned Over Protecting Patients’ Data

Nearly always, the first question I get asked in regard to information governance is “how do I sell the value? I know things are bad, but no one is willing to put money or resources behind the effort.” An unpopular…