Data Quality: Making Change a Choice


Big DataIn the modern world, nothing stays the same for long. We live in a state of constant change; new technologies, new trends and new risks. Yet it’s a commonly held belief that people don’t like change.

Data Quality Assessment Is Not All Roses. What Challenges Should You Be Aware Of?


Of all data quality characteristics, we consider consistency and accuracy to be the most difficult ones to measure. 2019 Sep Opinions Challenges Data QualityHere, we describe the challenges that you may encounter and the ways to overcome them.

Using Extensions to Increase Tableau Data Quality


This post is the first in a series of blogs about Tableau and our Tableau extension for data issue tracking, Tamr Steward. Tableau extensions increase functionality in Tableau, the versatile tool for data analytics and visualization. Tamr Steward: The first issue tracker for data.

Tips to Create Effective Data Quality Rules


You know you can rule the quality of your data. Read on to learn simple but effective tips on how to make superb data quality possible. The bad news is: Low-quality data costs companies about $15 million per year, according to Gartner’s Data Quality Market Survey.

Finding Data Quality

Jim Harris

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling, where you sense if you don’t find data quality, then data quality will find you? I hope that you enjoy reading this blog post, but most important, I hope you always remember: “Data are friends, not food.” Data Silos.

Your Guide to Data Quality Management


Setting up data quality management seems to be a blurry task? These best practices will help you improve the quality of your data and, ultimately, your decisions We show what a well-organized process looks like and enumerate the required tools.

Data Quality in Six Verbs

Jim Harris

Once upon a time when asked on Twitter to identify a list of critical topics for data quality practitioners, my pithy (with only 140 characters in a tweet, pithy is as good as it gets) response was, and especially since I prefer emphasizing the need to take action, to propose six critical verbs: Investigate , Communicate , Collaborate , Remediate , Inebriate , and Reiterate. 1 — Investigate Data quality is not exactly a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

Data Management on Display at Informatica World 2019

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Under that focus, Informatica's conference emphasized capabilities across six areas (all strong areas for Informatica): data integration, data management, data quality & governance, Master Data Management (MDM), data cataloging, and data security.

Steps to an Effective Data Governance Structure


The quality of data used in business is more important now than ever before. Accordingly, in order for organizations to deliver good business results, their data must be accurate, and the use of that data must be governed through policy and monitoring.

Broken Data – What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You – Part 1


The first step to fixing any problem is to understand that problem—this is a significant point of failure when it comes to data. Most organizations agree that they have data issues, categorized as data quality. Organizations typically define the scope of their data problems by their current (known) data quality issues (symptoms).

Common Data Governance Challenges


Organizations faced with the delivery of formal Data Governance or Information Governance programs recognize that there are several challenges they will face when getting started and as the program is operationalized.

The Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework – The Details


The third and final part of the Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework details the breakdown of components by level, providing considerations for what must be included at the intersections.

Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities


Roles and responsibilities are the backbone of a successful information or data governance program.

DAMA International Community Corner: DAMA International Update


The DAMA-International Board of Directors (BoD) would like to communicate the current status of a few activities of interest to our membership and beyond. First, we would like to remind everyone that the EDW2020 conference is now accepting registrations.

The Case of Data Democratization


All businesses, no matter the industry or focus, are completely inundated by data. After all, we live in a very competitive world and data can help everyone improve their business performance.

You Need a Better Data Management Solution


Become a “Data-First” Company The organizations that invest in data first and foremost are changing the business landscape. Apple had famously reached a trillion dollar valuation on August 2, 2018, and analysts predicted that Amazon wasn’t far behind.

All in the Data: What Makes a Data Steward?


I recently read a blog that mocked my statement that “everybody is a data steward” and explicitly negated the fact that “everyone who uses data should be a data steward.” Everyone who uses data IS a data steward if they are held formally accountable for […].

All in the Data: CDOs Should Be Asking “How” … and Not “Why”


The secret lies with Data Governance. The Chief Data Officer (or whoever the Data Czar is at your organization) needs to get past, and I mean way past, the “Why is Data Governance important?” or “Why do we need Data Governance?” questions if they are ever going to be successful czar-ing the data. Rather, the […].

Practical Points from the DGPO: You Can Be Successful in Data Governance


Aren’t you tired of seeing articles, blogs, and postings about struggling and failing data governance programs? One of the frequent questions that the Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO) receives is “can anyone REALLY be successful with data governance?”

Data Management 20/20: Business Glossary Best Practices


Everyone talks about collecting, storing, and analyzing data but how do you make use of this data if you cannot understand it? The primary problem is the meaning of data within a certain context where it is used. It’s all about communication.

Practical Points from the DGPO: What Data Governance Is and Is Not


If you are just starting out and feel overwhelmed by all the various definitions, explanations, and interpretations of data governance, don’t be alarmed. Even well-seasoned data governance veterans can struggle with the definition and explanation of what they do day to day.

Data Ownership Considerations


The currency of a data governance initiative is the data that will be involved in developing the appropriate operating framework for your organization.

Insights from the 2019 DGIQ Conference


The 2019 Data Governance and Information Quality (DGIQ) Conference ([link] hosted by Debtech International and DATAVERSITY, took place in San Diego, California from June 3-7, 2019 and this year’s event was another resounding success!

Descriptive Statistics and Data Visualization


Turn Your Statistics Into Something More Interesting Data is quickly becoming a defining thing in the business world. It is the lifeblood of every company decision and thus, it defines what companies do.

All in the Data: Calm Management’s Fears About Data Governance


Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply put structure around how your organization governs your data without throwing a lot of money and resources at the problem? It’s all in the data.

To Own or Not to Own Data


To own data or not to own data, that is the question. This question comes up often when I am speaking with clients or groups of people during my Data Governance webinars and conference presentations.

DAMA International Community Corner: Updates from DAMA-I


We hope your Data Management career and programs are progressing well. If you have issues, please refer to for references, as well as the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBok). Good day from DAMA International.

Data Professional Introspective: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail


This phrase has been attributed to several people including: Ben Franklin, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln. Despite whoever said it first, the phrase is as true for the EDM Program as for any other ambitious endeavor.

How BI Saves Lives and Money


When applied to healthcare, it allows providers to collect and analyze data on patient health, medical staff performance, and administrative issues. Business intelligence has two main applications: gathering information and discovering patterns.

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Data Dictionary vs. Business Glossary


Enterprises today are focused on ensuring robust data governance, and are exploring different tools and approaches to support their efforts. Let’s take “data dictionary” and “business glossary” for […].

Data Strategy & Insights 2019: Reimagine To Reinvent

Srividya Sridharan

Discover the themes and topics we'll be tackling at this year's Data Strategy & Insights Forum. advanced analytics analytics applications artificial intelligence (AI) customer analytics data insights data management data quality & data governance predictive analytics privacy web analytics promoted

The Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework – The Framework Structure


The following paper is the first of a three-part series that describes the Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework. Seiner of KIK Consulting & Educational Services ( and The Data Administration Newsletter (

What You Should Know about CRM Testing


Predicted to grow to a stunning $29 billion by 2022 at a 1.9% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), the CRM software market takes a notable portion of the global information technology industry.

Using Strategic Data Governance to Manage GDPR/CCPA Complexity


In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, it’s past-time we re-examined strategic data governance and its role in managing regulatory requirements. for alleged violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Strengthen data security.

Broken Data: What You Do Not Know Will Hurt You – Part 2


In Part One of this article, I explained that known data issues are only the tip-of-the-iceberg. Data issues are one of the most underestimated and misunderstood challenges organizations face today. Most organizations do not realize the extent of their data issues and fail to address […]. The majority of these issues are still hidden and unknown.

Business Process Can Make or Break Data Governance


Data governance isn’t a one-off project with a defined endpoint. Data governance, today, comes back to the ability to understand critical enterprise data within a business context, track its physical existence and lineage, and maximize its value while ensuring quality and security.

Very Meta … Unlocking Data’s Potential with Metadata Management Solutions


Untapped data, if mined, represents tremendous potential for your organization. While there has been a lot of talk about big data over the years, the real hero in unlocking the value of enterprise data is metadata , or the data about the data.

Data Governance Stock Check: Using Data Governance to Take Stock of Your Data Assets


GDPR) and to ensure peak business performance, organizations often bring consultants on board to help take stock of their data assets. This sort of data governance “stock check” is important but can be arduous without the right approach and technology. For regulatory compliance (e.g.,

Constructing A Digital Transformation Strategy: Putting the Data in Digital Transformation


Once you’ve determined what part(s) of your business you’ll be innovating — the next step in a digital transformation strategy is using data to get there. Constructing A Digital Transformation Strategy: Data Enablement. With automation, data quality is systemically assured.

The latest edition of The Data & Analytics Dictionary is now out

Peter James Thomas

After a hiatus of a few months, the latest version of the Data and Analytics Dictionary is now available. Data Architecture – Definition (2). Data Catalogue. Data Community. Data Domain (contributor: Taru Väre ). Data Enrichment.