I have not been following the “smart cities” movement with any regularity. When I first heard the term a couple of years ago I was somewhat skeptical given what appeared to me to be over-hyping by self-interested technology vendors. Also, looking at the trend in Google searches for “smart cities” over the past three years suggests a rather level -- not increasing -- worldwide … [Read more...] about Getting Real About Smart Cities and Open Data
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 6, 2017): The above display … [Read more...] about Why Interest In “Data Governance” Is Increasing
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 … [Read more...] about Variety in collaboration tools is not a curse!
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 which is an essential … [Read more...] about Why “Data Ownership” Matters
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 strategic goals. Regulation-driven … [Read more...] about On Building a “Data Culture” in a Real Organization