The Data Governance Operating Model

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In today’s enterprise, an operating model is about more than roles and responsibilities - it is about a business-led methodology that is linked to business initiatives, objectives, and outcomes. 

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The Key to a Successful M&A = Data

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Data is often the single point of failure for many organizations. Divestitures, privatization, leveraged buyouts, and management buyouts are all on the rise, but data too often remains an afterthought, rather than an asset to be governed.

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What it Takes to be a Leader: Happy Customers

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DATUM is obsessed with success. The success of our customers that is! By maintaining a laser focus on helping customers achieve their goals, we continually improve our Information Value Management® platform and the experience of our end users.

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Why Every Business Should Care About Data Classification

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Someone asked me the other day what the business case was for classifying data. For "data pros" or anyone that has engaged with data to perform analytics or produce business intelligence reports, this may seem like a silly question. However, I've found that there is a large number of people who really don't understand the importance of data classification. 

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The New DATUM Look: How We Stopped the Madness by Focusing on Customers

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You may have noticed that DATUM recently made a few small (read: BIG) adjustments to the brand and website experience. The reasoning behind the design and messaging decisions we made are complex and layered, but at the end of the day it all comes down to one simple statement: “I Want To”.

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Did California Just Lead the Charge Toward GDPR in the U.S.?

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In a conversation with a lawyer a few months ago, the comment was made that the US has already implemented GDPR. This is not necessarily true. The US has created some privacy regulations, but just small bits of it in each state; collectively similar to GDPR, but no one jurisdiction is anything like GDPR. However, a new regulation out of California could have just started the snowball rolling down the hill…

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Why DATUM was Recognized in Gartner's Market Guide for Third Straight Year

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We are beyond excited to announce that we have been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Representative Vendor in the Market Guide for Information Stewardship Applications for its Information Value Management® platform for the third straight year!

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What to Expect at This Month’s Enterprise Data World Conference

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The Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference, is being held in San Diego, CA from April 25 – 27th.  This event, now in its 22nd year, is recognized as one of the most comprehensive educational conferences on data management.  It promises to deliver the opportunity to listen firsthand to thought leaders, attend workshops and network with hundreds of data professionals from around the globe.

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How Does a Data Catalog Work? A Simple Business Use Case 

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With all of the buzz around data catalogs, we are receiving many questions from our customers on this topic: What is a data catalog? How does it work? And most importantly, will it solve a specific business challenge an organization is facing today?  

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing a Data Catalog Solution

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Implementing new technology, such as a data catalog, can be stressful.  To help you have a smooth experience, we’ve outlined the three most common pitfalls to avoid when choosing a data catalog.

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