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Providing Meaning - Writing Good Definitions

 

A business glossary is a major component within a data governance initiative.  Glossary entries consist of a name and a functional definition. The purpose of a functional definition is to...

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Start Small with Data Governance

Data governance, while beneficial, is a lot of work.  And many are waiting for that large project to be done but there are many small tasks that can be done to get the data governance initiative...

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Learning from Libraries

Change is afoot..... - Those of you who are old enough may remember going to the library and looking up materials in a printed "card catalog," and perhaps going to the shelves and hoping to find...

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Common Language - More on Business Glossaries

Employees spend a great deal of time searching for information.  One tool that organizations must have to save employee time is a business glossary which contains the business terms that employee...

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Need Help with System Integration?  Check Out Our Resources!

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.  IData’s staff is expert...

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Moving On Up?

Nearly every organization has begun to use some software-as-a-service, where data originates, is processed and frequently stored in the cloud (or, as one of our clients likes to say, "on somebody...

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Data Governance-related Questions to Answer

Data governance allows for better decision making.  But there are many questions related to data governance that should be answered.  Not all at once.  We thought we would gather questions...

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No Successful Data Governance Initiative in the Past? Has Your Organization Changed?

Some organizations lose momentum with their data governance initiative.  In this blog post, we’ll mention some of the reasons to restart your data governance initiative.

A few comments first. ...

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Integrative Information Management for 2020 and Beyond

IData was at the Educause conference in October, 2019, where Educause presented its top ten IT priorities for 2020, based on its research and membership survey. For the past several years, data...

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Resources for the Many Components of Data Governance

Data governance consists of many components including data system inventory, data request, data stewardship and data quality.  We have blog posts on the resources (blog posts, videos, recorded...

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