Tag "Data Quality"

The Changing Role of Data & the Chief Data Officer

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we’ve seen organizations around the globe accelerate their digital transformations. Companies are engaging with their customers in a different way in the new digital world, building new operating models to bring new products and services to market, and even thinking of new business models to execute their new ideas. All... more

Chief Data Officers: Challenges and Opportunities

In my last blog, I wrote about the four archetypes of data leadership identified in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey [1] commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will dive deeper into the challenges and opportunities for each of those archetypes (Governance Gurus, Operational Optimizers, Analytics Champions, and Digital Innovators). For... more

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

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

A Lesson on Focus and Foundation: How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Has Established a Governance Framework for Success

Any time that your organization’s value proposition is centered on safety, then trust must be critical to your success: Trust in results. Trust in data. Trust in your ability to deliver on that promise of ensuring that everyone and everything is protected. That’s certainly the case of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in... more

Data Democratization Starts with Data Governance & Privacy

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of innovation in data and analytics over the last 20 years. From Data 1.0, where data was limited to bespoke applications. To Data 2.0, where data was unlocked and brought in for enterprise reporting, data warehouses, and data marts. To Data 3.0, where organizations started innovating with broad-based data-driven transformations.... more

Rein in Improper Government Payments With Data Management

Improper payments have been a growing challenge for government entities as they work to support citizens in times of crisis. In 2019, over $175 billion in improper payments were issued by the Federal Government. That’s a 15% increase from 2018. Underlying factors around improper payments are not always due to fraud—inaccurate citizen data, coding errors,... more

Data Quality Is Central to All Data Integration Projects

When doing some research for this article I came across the following quote from TDWI in 2006: “Profiling, data quality, and data integration are three business practices that go together like bread, butter, and jam. . . data management professionals and their business counterparts need to coordinate efforts and design projects that integrate all three... more

Higher Education Needs Data-Driven Contact Tracing to Reopen

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of higher education students, faculty, and staff that depend upon these colleges and universities. While many of these schools have demonstrated resilience and innovation by embracing distance learning, guidance, and support for their students, the financial viability of these schools will remain at risk if they can’t clear... more