IData Insights

Thoughts on Data Requests

Data Governance is about best-practices designed to help people access, understand, connect, and effectively use your organization’s data across all systems.  This requires an established data...

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Pragmatic Actions You Can Take for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) law that took effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation provides greater protection to an individual’s personal information and...

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Best Way to Build a Data Dictionary

A data dictionary is a repository of definitions of the data you use to make decisions at your higher education institution. This post will suggest, gathered from our experience, the preferred way...

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One Recommended Data Governance Content Path

There are many paths to create data governance content for higher education institutions. Creation of the path should be determined by institution priorities, size of institution or amount of...

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Content of Data Governance

In higher education there are many types of content for data governance. This blog post will mention the 12 areas of content that we have learned about from our experience in providing data...

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Data, Data Everywhere in Higher Education

No one can argue  that the amount of data at a higher education institution is increasing -  and it is located both on premise and in the cloud.  The number of types of systems is increasing.  In...

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Building Trust in Your Data – 10 Steps to Achieve

Data governance needs to provide trust in the data for it to be successful.  Higher Education institutions need to trust their data so that they can make effective decision making.  But building...

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What to Store in a Data Systems Inventory

It is critical to know where your data resides.  Therefore, it is necessary to  inventory all of the data systems used at the institution.  This post  discusses what to include in an inventory.  The...

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Different Approaches to Data Governance

There are many ways to approach data governance in higher education. This post lists the primary approaches and provides a list of items to consider when selecting the best approach for your...

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8 Steps to Build a Data Systems Inventory

Building a data system inventory is necessary, but not easy.  This post describes the 8 steps we recommend when  building your data system inventory at your higher education institution.

 

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