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Jim Walery

Jim Walery
Jim Walery is a marketing professional who has been providing marketing services to technology companies for over 20 years and specifically those in higher education since 2010. Jim assists in getting the word out about the community via a variety of channels. Jim is knowledgeable in social media, blogging, collateral creation and website content. He is Inbound Marketing certified by HubSpot. Jim holds a B.A. from University of California, Irvine and a M.A. from Webster University. Jim can be reached at jwalery[at]idatainc.com.
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Review Your Data Situations

Data governance helps your organization with your typical data situations. This blog post reminds you to review your various data situations (or maybe you call them use cases) and see how they can...

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Where Reference Data Lists are Used

Reference data lists are used from a data governance perspective in a variety of places including definitional, quality, reporting, integration, and standards. Previously we covered what is...

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What is Reference Data

In this blog post we will cover what is reference data by giving some examples and some general guidelines. The most common use of reference data are code values or lookup values. The dropdown...

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Levels of Data System Inventory Complexity

What is it that you want to track in a data system inventory? It’s a lot of information. In this blog post we cover this by discussing the ten levels of data system inventory complexity. They get...

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Various Approaches for Managing Reference Data Lists

There is a potential enormous impact when a reference data list or valid value list is changed. Some changes more than others. And you need to be prepared. But, as a rule, lots of things happen if...

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Data Governance is About Helping People and Guidance

We say that “Data governance is about best practices designed to help people access, understand, connect, protect, and effectively use your organization's data across all systems”. The key words...

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The What and How of Data Lineage

Data at the beginning of the line usually changes by the time it gets to the end of the line.  You need to understand the changes that occur.  All organizations, including higher education...

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Purpose of a Data Governance Assessment

In this blog post we will discuss the purpose of a data governance initiative assessment so that you can create a plan. First, you will need to assess your current situation around data...

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How and What of Data Governance

When we talk about best practices in data governance, we separate it into two main areas: framework (the how) and content (the what).  This blog post will discuss these 2 areas and provide links to...

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What is Data Governance and Why It Matters

What do we mean by data governance and why does data governance matter?  This blog post answers both of these questions.

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