Why Interest In “Data Governance” Is Increasing

Interest is Increasing I’m working with colleagues to improve how data resources are managed. Our main focus is improving what is commonly referred to as “data governance.” Interest in data governance has been increasing as suggested by this three year plot of Google searches (Plotted using GOOGLE TRENDS to search for “Data Governance” on June […]

Variety in collaboration tools is not a curse!

According to a recent article in ZDNet, “… enterprise collaboration is exciting again.” The reasons given for this include: Low friction “chat” solutions are making collaboration easier in the enterprise. New collaboration tools come with apps that simplify integration with other enterprise systems. Collaboration tools are proliferating and this complicates adoption of a universal enterprise […]

Why “Data Ownership” Matters

Ownership rules In Understanding data ownership in the data lake Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect at IBM, writes: Depending on the organizational point of view, different ownership rules may apply in different situations to data. It is a tricky part when we deal with Data ownership while using external sources, especially if we use social data […]

On Building a “Data Culture” in a Real Organization

In How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture, Jodi Morton and Robert Parr discuss the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) in financial services firms. They state that the push for improved data governance needs to evolve from being reactive and regulation-driven to becoming more integrated with both the firm’s operations and its […]

Why Measure the Value of an Organization’s Information?

Information value CTOvision.com recently posted an interesting article by John Mancini titled Putting a value on your company information. In it Mancini says, … it is imperative that standard models to measure information are introduced as a matter of urgency in this digital age. But two major hurdles stand in the way: how to measure […]

How Much “Data Science” Do You Really Need?

Is it really true that “Nearly two-thirds of big data projects will fail to get beyond the pilot and experimentation phase in the next two years, and will end up being abandoned,” as suggested by Steve Ranger last year in Your big data projects will probably fail, and here’s why?  My take: to be successful […]