Tag "enterprise data architecture"
Rather than focusing on managing data growth, the priority should be on managing it in the most standardized and efficient way possible. It is time to think about enterprise data management as a function with standard processes, skills and tools (just like Finance, Marketing or Procurement.)
The start of the year is a great time to refresh and take a new look at your capabilities, goals, and plans for your future-state architecture. That being said, you have to take into consideration that the most scarce resource in your architecture is probably your own personal time. Looking forward, here are three things... more
Just exactly how do your move from a “Just a Bunch of Data” (JBOD) architecture to a coherent enterprise data architecture? The white paper, “The Great Rethink: Building a Highly Responsive and Evolving Data Integration Architecture” by Claudia Imhoff and Joe McKendrick provides an interesting view of what such an architecture might look like. The... more
The subject of digital strategy came up at an MIT CISR conference I attended earlier this month. To organizations that were founded and built on a digital foundation (such as Google, Amazon, HubSpot) this is nothing new, but to the majority of organizations, this represents significant disruption and change. What is digitization? It can take many forms. ... more
We are way past the point where the architecture needs to be aligned with business goals and value delivery. That is necessary but no longer sufficient. We are now at the point where architecture needs to be central to the creation of an organization’s strategy process. Not to get hyperbolic, but anything less is risky for your... more
Adrian Gates was facing a major career challenge. Auditors hired by his company, Major Healthcare, to assess the risks the company faces, came back with “data quality” as the #1 risk. Adrian had been given the job of finding out exactly what the “data quality” issue was and how to address it. Adrian gathered experts and... more