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Resources for Life Cycle of Data Requests

An important data governance (also referred to as data intelligence) process to have is an established data request process that is known and easy to use. This process should provide accurate and...

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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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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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Inventory of Data Assets Necessary to Recognize Value of Data

Something we often say during our early conversations with clients is that data governance is what you do when you recognize data is an asset, and when you start to treat it like one. What happens...

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Trusted Data: Working Together and Communication Play a Big Part

Recently we found ourselves re-reading Educause’s annual Top 10 IT Issues, 2019 Edition. We commented on this publication when it came out, but we wanted to revisit in this post a few observations...

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Data Management Challenges Facing Institutional Researchers

Recently we attended the AIR Forum, the annual conference for institutional researchers. As a company, IData has a fair amount of direct experience with the practice of institutional research,...

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What Does the Data Steward Do?

 

The data steward role is pivotal for the success of data governance. In a previous post we discussed the 3 data governance roles of steward, owner and custodian.  The steward role adds the most...

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80% Preparation, 20% Misinterpretation: Citizen Data Science in the Context of No Governance

This post is inspired by two pieces of terminology that have seemingly been everywhere this year, and one factoid that’s been circulating for years. One term is “self-service business intelligence,”...

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Back to Basics - What Goes Into a Business Glossary

Recently we discussed the differences between a business glossary and a data dictionary, and why you are likely to need both at your organization. In this post we want to delve more deeply into the...

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Back to Basics - Data Dictionary vs. Business Glossary

Having accessible knowledge is an important part of data governance (or also called data intelligence) and we thought in this post (and in upcoming posts) we would go back to the basics. Topic...

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