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Digital Transformation! And Coffee, Lots of Coffee

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This year’s SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference was, not surprisingly, a busy one. As expected there were lots of hot topics (along with lots of coffee) but digital transformation certainly topped the list.  

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Bringing Data Governance into Your Organization

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Analysts and professional services organizations offer multiple definitions for data governance. But, they rarely provide a clear picture of what data governance should look like within an organization. In this post, I’ll define data governance and provide insight into how you can initiate a data governance program at your organization.

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Discovery and Data Governance Go Together Like Unicorns and Rainbows

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Imagine your organization running so smoothly that all decisions are based on trusted data. Sounds pretty good, huh?  We want to help organizations like yours drive decision integrity – by empowering you with the ability to discover the right data and make the right decisions faster.

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We’re Gearing Up for SAPPHIRE NOW, Are You?

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This year’s show should be a good one and we’re excited to be there.  On the off chance you aren’t familiar with the show, SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference is the world’s premier business technology event and largest SAP customer-run conference.  It’s the perfect place to learn what’s new and cutting edge in our industry and provides a unique opportunity to network with your peers, SAP executives and experts across the entire SAP ecosystem.

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Leveraging Data Standardization and Transparency to Measure Government Programs – It is Possible!

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There are several quotes and memes circulating social media about the effectiveness of government. One quote I saw recently is attributed to Ronald Reagan – “We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many people are added.” This got me thinking, not about welfare or politics, but why it is so difficult to accurately track and monitor the effectiveness of government programs. There are numerous metrics on program budget and enrollment but it is very difficult to identify what drives the changes in these metrics. Is it the economy?  Is it changes in policy? Is it due to the efficiency (or inefficiency) of the government itself?   

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Gartner Includes DATUM in their Market Guide for Master Data Management External Service Providers

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Gartner recently published the Market Guide for Master Data Management (MDM) External Service Providers. This report can be used to identify and engage with the provider that best fits with a user's requirements. 

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4 Tips for Getting Started with Evolving Your Privacy Regulation Compliance Posture

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In a recent discussion with a large corporation on the topic of how to tackle privacy regulation compliance, the compliance officer made the comment, “This is a lot of work!”  Clearly the officer was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the task at hand. You see, compliance officers are not typically in the business of enterprise data management.  However, they are asked to oversee the governance associated with data and activities that exists across the organization, as well as outside the organization.

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Will the Privacy Shield Protect You?

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Managing Personal Data in a Fluid Regulatory Environment

Privacy and personal data have been a hot topic recently with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just over one year away and impacting essentially all of our customers in one form or another. On top of that the course being established by the new administration has created a level of uncertainty as to how regulations will be enforced – or not. The recent move to halt the implementation of the Federal Communications Commission’s rule: "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services," 81 Fed. Reg. 87274; is sure to unsettle regulators in other countries. They have to be asking, can the information belonging to their citizens be safe if it handled by a US company?

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Swipe Left or Right? 6 Pro Tips for Finding a Data Governance Solution Love Match

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Odds are you’ve spent a decent, if not significant, amount of time thinking about and compiling a comprehensive list of what you want out of a data governance solution and who you think might fit that profile. And I bet you wish the decision was as easy as swiping left or right, a-la-Tinder. But who do you choose? How? What if you let the perfect one get away? Collibra, Alation, DATUM? Argh! Before you settle for choosing by who has the cutest puppy, check out the pro tip list below to get past the superficial and find your perfect match.

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Scoring a Game: Why the Patriots Win!

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Watching the Super Bowl this year was one of the most amazing games, in any sport, I have seen in many years.  Yes, the Patriots won, much to my chagrin, however anyone that appreciates sports and competition would have to bow their heads at the incredible feat the Patriots put on in coming from behind to win 34-28.  After the win, we were at our favorite pub reviewing the day’s activities and the scoreboard results.  What struck me as odd when seeing the results posted, is that it did not reflect the nature and brilliance of what just happened.  In fact, anyone who missed the game and relied on seeing the results posted would most likely have thought it was close, but nothing particularly special.  What I really would like to have showed them was a scorecard that clearly showed the epic nature of the game. Something like a balanced scorecard for business clients.

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