Tag "Data Quality"

Illusion Series – Episode VI: I Tell (Horror) Stories With Data, Do You?

I recently ran into this HBR article about why and how to tell compelling stories with data.  HBR also had some interesting insights on storytelling and the use and shortcomings of analytics as well (Davenport, Tom. “10 kinds of stories to tell with data”, HBR, May 5, 2014 and Filbin, Bob and Jeff Bladt, “A... more

Informatica Big Data Management: Because It Is Time To Fulfill the Promise of Big Data

The promise of big data continues to grow, but the challenges of fulfilling that promise, for the vast majority of customers, have not been overcome. Informatica has set a course to change that with both our technology and $1M Big Data Ready Challenge. The thing about big data – perhaps the biggest thing – is... more

Big Data Governance Tools | Informatica US

Data Governance As new information management tech trends continue to emerge, I try to evangelize a truism that the core data governance framework, processes and best practices are agnostic of – and should support – any technology. For example, I discourage terms like “Master Data Governance”, “Cloud Data Governance,” “Mobile Data Governance” and “Big Data... more

Data Governance: the 4 Know/Hows

I recently attended a meeting with a Financial Services organization on understanding the value of Data Governance. The audience were senior stakeholders in the business and they were not interested in a technology discussion. Their objective was to understand the value they could achieve by adopting an enterprise-wide data governance approach. They also wanted to... more

Illusion Series – Episode III: If a Tree Falls In A Forest and Nobody is Around

Does it make a sound? Is it real? Who would know? Who would care?   The more I talk to IT leadership, in this case a recently promoted IT leader who became Chief Data Officer, I am trying to understand why we still engage in this mantra of “let’s do it for the sake of... more

Illusion Series – Episode I: Everything will be OK

A consultant, a data architect and a call center manager walk into a bar in some Asian metropolis (figuratively speaking). The data architect says, “Can you help me figure out how to convince the business to invest in upgrading our data management environment?” The consultant says, “Sure, let me chat with your call center manager... more