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Inventory Your Technology Tools

Building a technology tool inventory will be beneficial to your organization.  This post describes the benefits of having a technology tool inventory, steps we recommend to build your technology tool...

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Data Intelligence and Data Governance - How and What to Measure

How to measure data intelligence and data governance at an organization is a big topic and probably too big a subject to do in one blog post. And the measurements will be different due to size of the...

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Helping Data Consumers

We tend to focus our data governance marketing, training, and services efforts on a few key roles: subject matter experts, business analysts and certain technical resources, and of course data...

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Make Your Business Glossary Dynamic

A business glossary is important for any organization as it is used by such individuals as business users, self-service users, data architects, department managers, new employees, and data governance...

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Some Thoughts on Data Literacy and Data Quality

Last week we presented a webinar in our Data Governance--Best Practices series on data quality. Among the recommended practices were identifying the specific type of data quality issue (or issues)...

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Data Governance is for Offense and for Defense

An organization must concern itself with regulatory challenges (defense) as well as adapt to changing market demands, different situations, and new competition (offense). In American Football and...

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Data Governance Content Creation Methods

There are many methods to create data governance content at an organization. Some methods are easier than others. Some methods require a great deal of human touch whiles others do not. Some methods...

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What is in a Name? Looking at Institutional Research!

I often represent IData at conferences focused on data management and institutional research in the higher education (HE) industry. This spring in my conference travels I noted an increasing number...

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Why Don't We Trust Our Data? And What Can We Do about It?

One of the reasons we got into this business was a desire to help organizations make better use of data. Over the years we have worked with hundreds of organizations to introduce data into the...

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Taking a Customer Service Approach to Data Governance and Data Intelligence

In this blog post we will discuss that organizations should take a customer service and just-in-time approach to data governance and data intelligence. Your organization needs to realize that despite...

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