The Definition Of Success: The Business Glossary & Its Role In Data Management

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Mar 28, 2017 9:35:00 AM

As quickly as a common language can unite us, the lack of a shared lexicon can destroy us. Separated by an inability to communicate without a shared set of words and expressions, we will never be able to understand the person across the table from us. This phenomenon applies to every aspect of business, and is as important to data management in particular as it is to business dealings more generally.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management solutions, metadata management, data alignment, data management, business glossary, business ontology, business definitions

Proving the ROI of Data Governance To Your Boss

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Mar 1, 2017 10:01:00 AM

If your organization is using bad data to make business decisions, it’s going to cost you. Without a proper governance strategy to manage it, your company’s data becomes increasingly disorganized, inaccessible, and misunderstood as your data lake grows.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management, data management, metadata challenges for business, growth-driven insights, proving ROI of metadata management

Why You Should Banish the Spreadsheet

Posted by Daragh O’Brien on Feb 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

There is an old saying that if all you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look a lot like a nail. The humble electronic spreadsheet has been with us since shortly after breakfast on the morning of modern computing, with LANPAR providing spreadsheet capability to users of large mainframe computers as far back as 1969. Visicalc was the software that launched a thousand Macs, and helped a small start-up tech company with a fruit-based name climb out of their garage and become the behemoth they are today.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management, Dimensions of metadata, data alignment, data management

Recognizing the Data Gaps in Your Business and Filling Them Effectively

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Feb 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Think back to your favorite adventure movie. There’s probably a canonized moment that shows the intrepid hero leading his troupe through the forest or jungle, searching for a bridge that will guide them all across the smoky abyss to safety. You’ve seen it before, right? And of course, when they do come across the bridge, they find it worn away, that there are huge gaps, or it’s completely destroyed so there’s no way to get to the other side of the canyon. That spells trouble.

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Topics: Data Governance, big data, metadata management, data alignment, data management, data lakes

Do I Really Need A Metadata Management System?

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Feb 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There’s no question that metadata management is important as a practice, but it’s not always obvious to see why it’s immediately crucial for your business in particular. Big data is an ever-increasing industry, and as we progress further and further into these technological times, big data is growing exponentially in both sheer size and business importance. And in companies and organizations that deal in huge quantities of data, learning how to process, analyze, and use that data effectively is an ability that is founded primarily on metadata management.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management solutions, big data, metadata management, irish metadata management company, data alignment, benefits of metadata management, business ontology, why you need metadata management

What Every Organization Needs To Know About Data Ownership

Posted by Daragh O’Brien on Feb 2, 2017 10:30:00 AM

In previous blogs for Advanced Metadata, I have discussed metadata and why it matters, as well as how data management relates to regulation and compliance. In both, I was able to draw parallels with historical examples, but as in my last article on the changing landscape of compliance, I here deal with a problem that, though we have always faced it in some respect, has become very much a modern-day dilemma: data ownership.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management, data alignment, data management, data ownership, who owns your data?, data accountability, data accuracy

Delivering Your Information Supply Chain Map

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Jan 30, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Imagine you’re walking down your favorite high street, and when you pause to peek into a bright shop window, you can see everything inside. Even from the street, through the window you can tell what type of items are hanging on the racks, where each department is located, maybe even how to access different floors and sections of the store. It’s a perfect metaphor for metadata; a proper metadata management system gives you and your organization a full, contextualized view of what you have in store, at any given time.

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Topics: information supply chain assurance, Data Governance, metadata management, data management, importance of metadata management, benefits of metadata management, data management explained, data supply chain, Information supply chain

Maintaining Order In Your Data Governance With A Metadata Management Solution

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Jan 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Order and organization have become buzzwords thanks to today’s trend towards minimalism. There’s “the life-changing magic of cleaning up,” entire websites dedicated to bringing a minimalist mindset to every area of life, with tips, tricks and articles galore full of instructions on how to de-clutter your house, your office, even your car. It may seem to be a bit much, but even the most disorganized among us can admit that creating order out of chaos makes an immeasurable difference to effectiveness, productivity, and general wellbeing.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management solutions, big data, metadata management, data management, managing your data lake, benefits of metadata management, create order in your data

Why Advice From Metadata Experts Aids Data Management & Compliance

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Jan 25, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Contextualizing information resources and data collection within your business is impossible without a solid grasp on metadata management. Metadata can be understood as the data that explains data—the descriptive facts that make it possible to understand, track, and organize information resources within an enterprise. Metadata management enables businesses to meet regulatory compliance standards, and allows leaders to make informed decisions based on real-time business insights.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management solutions, metadata management, regulatory compliance, data compliance

The Changing Landscape of Regulation & Compliance: How Organizations Can Keep Pace

Posted by Daragh O’Brien on Jan 19, 2017 10:06:22 AM

As organisations begin to wake up to the power and value of the information they can and do process on a day-to-day basis, there is a parallel evolution of regulatory responses and compliance requirements. However, law and regulation always lags behind the evolution of technology, and the potential upsides of new tools are often sold without adequate consideration of potential downsides.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management solutions, metadata management, irish metadata management company, data management, importance of metadata management, regulatory compliance, data regulation, regulations and compliance

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