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Back to Basics - What Goes Into a Business Glossary

Recently we discussed the differences between a business glossary and a data dictionary, and why you are likely to need both at your organization. In this post we want to delve more deeply into...

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Integration Best Practices After Go Live

Integration between data systems is a key part of data management. As more data systems are used in an organization, system integrations are becoming even more critical. Data system exchanges...

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Data Governance Roles: Steward, Owner and Custodian

 

Data governance consists of processes and tasks that staff perform within their organization. When these activities are executed well, all data users enjoy easier and faster access to the data...

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Data Quality Responsibilities at All Levels

Building a culture that fosters data quality is the job of everyone in your higher education institution, from front line staff in various functional departments such as admissions and advancement...

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Back to Basics - Data Dictionary vs. Business Glossary

Having accessible knowledge is an important part of data governance and we thought in this post (and in upcoming posts) we would go back to the basics. Topic this time: is “What is the difference...

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Brainstorming About Data Quality

Data quality can be improved at any organization including higher education institutions. And it is a team effort with thoughts from many. To do this, we suggest getting individuals into a room...

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Internal Communication Regarding Data Quality

Internal communication is a key process in the success of a data quality program at a higher education institution. To build trust in your data you want to be as transparent as possible regarding...

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Trend for Shadow Analytics

In a previous post we shared some thoughts about shadow systems, and how they are symptomatic of poor data governance practices as much as, if not more than, users seeking to evade rules....

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Top 10 IT Issues in 2019 in Higher Ed are Data-related Dominated

Data dominates on EDUCAUSE’s annual list of the “top 10 IT issues” for higher education institutions as 5 of the issues are about data. Focus this year is about achieving trusted data and putting...

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Shadow Systems Explained

Everyone knows shadow systems are bad, and yet they still proliferate. Rather than enumerate once again why you should take pains to avoid them, we want to spend some time in this post exploring...

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