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Global IDs Data Governance Product Suite

I had the opportunity to sit in on a presentation by Arka Mukherjee, CEO and Founder of Global IDs, at the Data Governance Winter Conference in Ft. Lauderdale in December 2012. The session had an intrigued title that captured my interest, … Continue reading

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Pentaho Big Data Platform

I’ve been hearing a blot of buzz from clients about Pentaho. One large bank mentioned that they loaded their Hadoop environment in seconds with Pentaho versus several minutes with other leading ETL tools. So I decided to do some research … Continue reading

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IBM Needs a Holistic Approach to Governing Big and Small Data on System z

IBM System z is the premier mainframe platform in the market today. Many of the largest enterprises in the world rely on System z for their business critical operations. At the same time, these organizations are also maturing their data … Continue reading

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Automating the Management of Information Policies

Information policies are a crucial deliverable from any data governance program. Whether they recognize it or not, organizations grapple with five important processes relating to information policies: Documenting policies relating to data quality, metadata, privacy, and information lifecycle management. For example, an … Continue reading

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Collibra Business Semantics Glossary

I have been hearing some buzz about Collibra’s data governance software over the past year or so. The chatter came from sales reps, clients and analysts. I’ve also run into the Collibra folks at different conferences. So I decided to … Continue reading

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First of a Kind Industry Training: Data Governance Fundamentals for Health Plans

I strongly believe that industry-orientation and verticalization is the next big step in the evolution of data governance. Most data governance training programs deal with best practices in a cross-industry manner. However, data governance in banking is completely different from … Continue reading

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The Implications of Facebook’s Platform Policies on Master Data Management

Organizations need to review Facebook’s Platform Policies before attempting to integrate Facebook data with customer master data. While this blog does not intend to provide legal advice, I have mapped the relevant Facebook Platform Policies as of August 8, 2012 … Continue reading

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Big Data Governance Needs Robust Business Process Management

A number of clients have been talking about the importance of aligning key business processes with their information governance programs as well as emerging initiatives around big data. It is almost like BPM, MDM, information governance, and big data exist in … Continue reading

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Big Data Governance

I am starting to see a convergence of two major trends in the marketplace: information governance and Big Data. We are coining the term “Big Data Governance” to reflect this emerging trend. I define Big Data Governance as the formulation … Continue reading

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