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On the Trials and Tribulations of Major Data Projects

Clients often come to us for data governance assistance after they have migrated to a major new software solution, or after they have deployed significant upgrades to their BI stack (a new warehouse,...

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Various Methods of Adding Business Glossary Definitions

A key goal of data governance is to increase data literacy and trust. And a business glossary is important in delivering this goal. But organizations have a challenge in updating the business...

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The People Side of Data Governance

People (Human Resources) are an important part of data governance and data intelligence. They are part of the necessary framework. Data governance is about helping people and providing guidance....

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Top 12 Data Management Blog Posts for 2023

We did our review and here are the top 12 most viewed blog posts in 2023 from our IData Insights Blog about Data Management, Data Intelligence, and Data Governance. There was quite a variety of...

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In Data We Trust?

One reason we don't get as much out of our data as we could is that we don't trust it. In this blog post we will cover why we don't trust our data. We will also discuss a single source of truth and...

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Example of Independent Diligence: Effort of Report Request Process

Let us think about what an organization’s report request process might look like in terms of effort if you are trying to implement a certain amount of diligence. If we are a report writer and we are...

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Analytics Maturity: Don't Run before You Walk

Your organization faces numerous challenges as it makes its way towards analytics maturity. We are deliberately using that phrase loosely, since what that maturity looks like for your organization...

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The Meeting Place of Data Governance and Cybersecurity

We found ourselves at a trade show last week, and we were amazed as usual by the variety and creativity of software and solutions available. We found ourselves near a company that among other things...

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Effective Data-Related Onboarding and Training

Organizations are constantly generating and gathering vast amounts of data. And this data is critical to the success of the organization. The amount of data makes it challenging for employees to...

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Levels of Adoption of Data Governance

Management at your organization might have the assumption that data governance creates a lot of extra work. That is not a totally false assumption. There is effort necessary for data governance and...

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My Small Marketing Data Governance Journey

This is a different kind of blog post for me. I feel that every person in an organization that works with data (on that is almost everyone) is part of the data governance team. This blog post will...

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Managing Data Sprawl

Recently we discussed the concept of data sprawl. We find ourselves very much in the era of data sprawl, with so much data available for capture, so many specialized tools for its collection and...

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Understanding Data Sprawl

As long as the notion of big data has been around, we have known that organizations of all sizes are exposed to more data, more quickly, across more systems and platforms. (These are the three Vs:...

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Data Governance is Culture and Not a One-Time Project

Data is a valued organization asset. Data is continually flowing and changing and growing. Your organization needs to properly manage data all the time. If you have not already done so, you need to...

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The Need for Data Governance Request Triage for Increased Effectiveness

It is difficult to hire an expert on the data at your organization. Usually, this expertise comes from years of working at your organization. You do not want your subject matter experts (key data...

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What to Avoid in Creating a Data Governance Roadmap

What should you avoid when you are creating a data governance roadmap for your organization which also includes doing an assessment of your current data governance and data intelligence efforts? From...

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Data Governance Challenges, Opportunities, and ROI During Technology Projects

During technology projects there are many challenges as well as opportunities. And data governance and data intelligence can assist. Technology projects might include migrating to a new ERP,...

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Apply Data Governance Best Practices to Technology Projects

Let's discuss some ways that you can apply data governance best practices to your technology project and in an efficient way. Technology projects could include conversion to a new ERP solution,...

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A Lot of Progress, But a Long Way Still to Go

A decade or so ago, when we would introduce the Data Cookbook as a product an organization might be interested in, we generally had to make the case for data governance first, before demonstrating...

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Listen to Employees on How to Improve Data Intelligence Efforts

You want to gain greater acceptance of your data intelligence, data governance, and data catalog efforts at your organization. You do this by getting more employees involved in the efforts and...

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If It Were Easy, Wouldn't You Already Have Done It?

We were recently reminded of #MonkeyFirst, which was something between a thought experiment and an analogy produced by Astro Teller of Google X. Briefly, for those of you who missed it the first time...

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What Information Do You Track in a Data Flow Catalog

Important content in a data governance knowledge base is a data flow catalog which contains information about such items as reports, dashboards, ETLs, data flow integrations, and surveys. Maybe you...

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Best Sources of Business Glossary Content

This blog post suggests the best sources of definition content and ways to determine what should be defined. The sources are existing popular reports, pre-existing local glossaries, data dictionaries...

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Lets Talk Data Governance Committee

In this blog post we will be discussing data governance or data intelligence committees (or whatever your organization calls it). Sometimes these committees are ineffective. There is nothing wrong...

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Paths to Data Resiliency

As data practitioners, we assume that even the most skilled user can and will make mistakes, and we have a number of safeguards in place to prevent or remediate them. When users are entering an...

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