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Eight insights for Fantastic Dates

When I told my wife I was going to write this column her first question was : “What do you know about dates?” Quite a lot actually: They are insidious little attributes that cause a number of problems in any data set. Stop struggling with poor quality dates! [Tweet this] Dates play four major roles…

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Why do you need data governance?

I am increasingly being asked to assist companies to implement data governance. On the plus side: It is great that data governance is receiving attention. On the negative side: Almost without exception these requests are coming from IT. While I support the principle that IT can drive data governance, most of these teams suffer from…

Information Hierarchy

Quality data gives better, bigger insights

In “The small print: You’re going to have to clean up all that big data“, data scientist and Datameer CEO, Stefan Groschupf, debunks the popular big data myth that garbage in big data sources can be ignored and still deliver good quality insights. In fact, Stefan points out that the exponential growth of both data…

Michelle Goetz

Data governance 2.0: Who has what it takes?

Master Data Management would like to congratulate our partners, Collibra and Trillium Software, for their recognition in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014 Forrester Research’s Michelle Goetz summarises key findings in her blog post Are Data Governance tools ready for data Governance Whereas most vendors are stuck in a tactical data management mindset, specialist…