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

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