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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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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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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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15 Thoughts on Improving Data Quality

Data quality is an important piece to data governance and thus important for a higher education institution. During our various webinars and blog posts we have mentioned several thoughts that we...

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Data Quality Content

Data quality is an important component of data governance at a higher education institution and includes people, processes and content. This blog post is about the various content (issues,...

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Who Owns the Data

Who owns the data at higher education institutions? Information Technology (IT) Department or  the specific functional department like Admissions, Human Resources, Institutional Research or...

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Impacts and Sources of Data Quality Problems

Data quality is a key component of data governance. This post lists impacts of poor quality data and identifies sources of poor quality data. If you can’t get traction to establish a formal program,...

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Right Away, Give New Employees Training on Data Governance

Data governance is an institutional priority and it is critical to give all employees the resources and training to achieve this priority as soon as they walk in the door.

The on-boarding or...

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Don't Blame Your Data

So, you don’t trust your data. Well, you need to do something about it. You need to create a culture for having trusted data and have effective data governance in place. Don’t blame your data....

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Creating Organization Buy-in for Data Governance

Data governance at an institution is an on-going activity and like all major activities, needs buy-in from above for it to be successful. Since data governance requires input from many...

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More Data Request Best Practices

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

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