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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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Are You Ready for CCPA? Here are Some Actions to Take

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect January 1, 2020.  This regulation, much like GDPR, provides greater protection to an individual’s personal information and how this...

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Don't Use Committees for Data Governance Content

Is your data governance content (report requests, data dumps, data definitions, etc.) taking too long to produce or doesn’t seem to be as effective as they should be?  Content is like a continual...

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Data Governance Breaks Down Silos (Data and Organizational)

In this post we’ll discuss the types of silos that exist at higher education institutions, data brawling, data culture, shadow systems, benefits of breaking down the silos and what actions can be...

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The Many Parts of Data Quality (and Resources)

An important component of data governance is data quality.  But there are many parts to data quality including sources of data quality, issues, their impact, people roles, content and processes.  In...

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Better, Inexpensive Way to Establish Data Governance in Higher Education

We are a firm believer of just-in-time data governance.  In this blog post we will cover less expensive, better ways to do data governance over the more typical (and more costly) ways. 

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How to Improve Your Institutional Reporting

Reporting can always be improved.  It is often not the reporting technology being used that is the problem.  Usually it comes down to people and processes.  In this post we share some thoughts on...

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Integration Health Score and Annual Assessment

How healthy are your institution’s integrations? You probably have many integrations (and the list is probably getting longer) such as your Admissions CRM to Student Information System integration or...

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Achieving Successful Reporting is Not a Technology Problem

While some higher education institutions have been successful with a wide range of reporting tools, many others struggle with the same tools. We feel it is because institutional reporting problems...

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System Integration Project Best Practices - Part 2

In a previous post we covered 5 best practices in a system integration project.  Here we will cover 6 more best practices which are:

  1. Build a complete data mapping document
  2. Get approval on the...
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System Integration Project Best Practices - Part 1

In this post we cover 5 best practices for system integration projects and how data governance can help.  In a following post we cover 6 additional best practices.  Here are the 1st five best...

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