Check Out DATUM’s Learning Lab at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018

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The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is quickly approaching.  Our experts will be offering exclusive Learning Labs on key topics including data leadership, communicating the value of data, getting started with New Product Introduction (NPI), thinking beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness, and the value of data catalogs.

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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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Top 4 Data Governance & MDM Conferences to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

In the world of data governance, there are multiple options where you can sharpen your data governance skills, but one of the best ways to take your game to the next level is by attending industry conferences.  You can hear the latest developments in your field, listen firsthand to thought leaders, attend workshops or trainings, as well as network with your peers.  But the list of possible conferences is long (and your budget limited!) and it can be daunting to decide which conferences to attend. If you’re looking for some guidance on where to spend your time this year, you are in luck! Over the years DATUM has attended and participated in many different conferences, and based on those experiences we’ve compiled our top 4 recommended data governance conferences for 2018.

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3 Questions You Should Ask Before Investing in a Data Catalog

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The decision has been made, your team has finally come to the conclusion that it’s time to invest in one of the industry leading buzzwords: a data catalog.  While the idea of a data catalog is straight forward, the more challenging aspect is what functionality it should have and what benefits end-users can expect. 

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[GDPR Infographic] Consumer Data Wars: A Balance Between Data Accessibility and Control

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Not so long ago…in a galaxy not too far away, Digital Transformation and IoT emerged. This resulted in consumer’s data becoming much more accessible, increasing business growth. However data accessibility must be balanced with control to protect consumer’s privacy, and build brand value.

GDPR has now arrived to help enable both business growth and protect consumer data. With a looming May 2018 deadline and steep fines that represent 4% of total revenue, this is a battle you must win. Take a look at the “Consumer Data Wars” infographic below to learn how to build a framework and operating approach which addresses various stakeholder needs and meets the requirements of the auditor.  

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Data Governance in the North Pole: A Look Inside Santa’s Operation [Infographic]

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The Importance of Data Governance in Healthcare

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Everyone needs healthcare. Young or old, sick or healthy, our bioelectric “machines” that carry us around need regular maintenance and check-ups. Sometimes we need a major overhaul or a part replaced. When I take my car in for routine maintenance, the dealership has access to every oil change, tire rotation and service my car has ever received since purchase, regardless of which dealership I visit. Why is it, then, that my doctor can’t access my personal medical history and the hospital does not have my list of medications which I provided to an affiliated doctor?

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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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