Tag "Enterprise Information Management"

Next Generation Integration Competency Center (ICC)

The Integration Competency Book was published 11 years ago and to our delight is still going strong. Every month we see a steady stream of purchases through Amazon and iBooks from all corners of the world. It is rewarding to see the ongoing interest and to appreciate the timeless value of a book about foundational... more

Five Levers of Change

Organizational Change Management and Business Process Re-engineering was the rage in 1990’s. Much of that thinking still persists today but it is no longer sufficient for the kinds of transformations that organizations need to accomplish on an ongoing basis today. A modern business transformation is data driven, global in nature, crosses functional boundaries, and changes... more

Do We Really Need Another Information Framework?

Do We Really Need Another Information Framework? The EIM Consortium is a group of nine companies that formed this year with the mission to: “Promote the adoption of Enterprise Information Management as a business function by establishing an open industry reference architecture in order to protect and optimize the business value derived from data assets.”... more

Information Governance vs. Data Governance – Who Cares?

I just discovered this post Information Governance is more than just Data Governance by E.G. Nadhan.  In general, the terms “Data” and “Information” have been used by many to mean the same thing. Nadhan raises some valid points which I will reinforce in this post – specifically, that as data management practices mature there is... more

The Five C’s of Data Management

A few days ago, I came across a post, 5 C’s of MDM (Case, Content, Connecting, Cleansing, and Controlling), by Peter Krensky, Sr. Research Associate, Aberdeen Group and this response by Alan Duncan with his 5 C’s (Communicate, Co-operate, Collaborate, Cajole and Coerce). I like Alan’s list much better. Even though I work for a product company specializing... more

Does Your Organization Have the Data Architecture to Succeed?

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

The Three Ingredients of Enterprise Information Management

There is no shortage of buzzwords that speak to the upside and downside of data.  Big Data, Data as an Asset, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, One Version of the Truth, Data Breach, Black Hat Hacking, and so on. Clearly we are in the Information Age as described by Alvin Toffler in The Third Wave. But... more

Don’t Create A Data Governance Hairball

Are you in one of those organizations that wants one version of the truth so badly that you have five of them?  If so, you’re not alone.  How does this happen?  The same way the integration hairball happened; point solutions developed without a master plan in a culture of management by exception (that is, address... more

If you Want Business to “Own” the Data, You Need to Build An Architecture For the Business

If you build an IT Architecture, it will be a constant up-hill battle to get business users and executives engaged and take ownership of data governance and data quality. In short you will struggle to maximize the information potential in your enterprise. But if you develop and Enterprise Architecture that starts with a business and... more