Tag "Data Governance"

Fueling the Engine of Higher Education With Trusted Data

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities need good data now more than ever. In my previous blog, I discussed the essential role that data-driven contact tracing plays in allowing post-secondary institutions to reopen safely. Being able to trust the data in the student information system, human resources, and finance to get a fully... more

Actionable Compliance and Productivity Gains through Data Governance at the Department for Education

As I enter the ninth month of hosting the Data Empowerment Experts Series of webinars, it’s hard not to look back and think through all of the insights that have already been shared by our experts. The learning process and sharing of best practices was, of course, the original intent of the series. I wanted... more

Change Management: A Critical Component for Sustainable Enterprise Data Strategy

Nobody ever said data strategy is easy. Data strategy itself encompasses data governance, data management, and internal alignment with enterprise business goals. That doesn’t mean that there haven’t been many efforts to summarize ‘the top five steps to a data strategy’ or ‘data strategy made easy’. Even the latest AI-assisted software tools, although they help tremendously in terms of centralizing definitions, visualizing data lineage, and standardizing processes, don’t help with the ‘soft’ pieces... more

To Ensure Data is a Strategic Asset at Deutsche Leasing, Collaboration is Key

For alignment, collaboration is king. It’s the lynchpin to success with data governance. To scale properly, and to ensure that silos are broken (or better yet, never happen to begin with), business and IT professionals need to come together when operationalizing enterprise data governance programs. When the charter of that program is to ensure that data can and... more

Navigating the “Seven C’s” of Selecting the Right Data Governance Partner

The focus for the majority of my Informatica blog posts so far this year has been to highlight interviews with our data governance customers, to share their opinions and introduce their story. It’s all part of a new program that we’re calling the Data Empowerment Experts, a series of monthly webinars that let you hear... more

Build Your Healthcare Cloud Data Lake With a Data Governance Foundation

We’ve all heard the cautionary tale across healthcare (and beyond) that poorly deployed cloud data lakes run the risk of becoming data swamps, where untrusted volumes of data deliver limited-to-no value or insights to the organization. This is not a myth. While most healthcare organizations, providers, and payers have embraced the need to deliver real-time,... more

Informatica’s Data Governance Framework

Co-authored with Mary Wilson, Principal Consultant in Informatica Advisory Service. “Just enough” data governance is an efficient path to enterprise data governance that starts by building early credibility in a strategically chosen area—and using it as a springboard to further success.  Recently there has been much discussion surrounding Predictive Analytics, Self-Serve Analytics, Data Democratization, and more,... more

Informatica Named a Magic Quadrant Leader Again—For The 13th Time

Gartner just published its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions, recognizing Informatica as a Leader for the thirteenth time. As someone who has worked for Informatica on every Data Quality Magic Quadrant since 2006 (the first year it published), I have seen the data landscape evolve over time. There are now more data users,... more