Kristen Cooper

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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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5 Reasons You Might Need a Data Catalog

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As the volume of data has increased exponentially organizations everywhere are struggling with how to get their arms around the data and leverage it to its full potential. We’ve put our heads together here at DATUM and have compiled a list of the top 5 scenarios we see from customers that indicate it’s time to consider data catalog capabilities.

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Think GDPR Doesn’t Apply to You?  Think Again.

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The following article was published on Forbes.com on November 29, 2017.

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Your Data Governance Product Selection Check List

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The 7 essential factors you should consider when selecting a new data governance product.


Whether you’re maturing your data governance program, looking to make your first investment in a data governance product or looking for something new, here’s a helpful checklist to make your search a bit easier.

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DATUM Announces 2017 Top Customer Awards

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We're thrilled to give a shout out to our top customer award winners for 2017!

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5 Steps for Creating Order Out of Data Chaos

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Data’s a fascinating and beautiful thing.  Each bit and byte on its own is rather meaningless, but when you look at in its entirety, something magical happens.  Design emerges.  A story is created.  Knowledge is captured.   But this can only happen if the data you start with is the “good” data.  But how do you get to “good” data? How do you make order out of data chaos?

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4 Steps to Turn Your Data into a Competitive Advantage

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The following was published in Forbes.com Oct 4, 2017.

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Top 3 Ways Proper Metadata Management Drives Business Insights

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Metadata is definitely a term that’s thrown around quite a bit, but does everyone really understand the crucial role it can play in decision making?  Maybe not. To make sure we’re all on the same page, let me first define how we look at metadata.  In short, metadata is information that provides information about other data. This makes finding and working with data easier.  In other words, metadata can provide insight and there’s value to be had there!

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Is It Time for a New Approach to Data Governance?

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We say yes!

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DATUM Recognized for Providing Outstanding Capability in Data Governance, Stewardship and Discovery

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Today’s a great day!  We’re really excited to let you know that our Information Value Management® platform has been recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Stewardship and Discovery, Q2 2017 report.

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