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Data governance key to improved customer experience

In many cases, regulatory pressures are used to justify investments in data governance. This is because regulations such as: King III – for corporate governance PoPI – for protection of personal information FICA – for anti-money laudering (AML) and sanctions BCBS 239 – for risk management are tightly linked to enterprise information management outcomes. Yet,…

What is the impact of poor data quality?

Poor data quality can have real impact, as discussed in posts such as Data Quality: The direct impact on profit and Data Key to AML efforts. Address data quality was the focus of t drivers for quality address data But clowns at a funeral? Not one that I came up with but the focus on…

Data Quality tools are essential

Selling the steak – not the sizzle….

Consider this figure: $136 billion per year. That’s the research firm IDC’s estimate of the size of the big data market, worldwide, in 2016. This figure should surprise no one with an interest in big data. But here’s another number: $3.1 trillion, IBM’s estimate of the yearly cost of poor quality data, in the US…

water or poison

Water, or poison?

Imagine that you have had nothing to drink for a day or two. Yo are offered a choice – three seemingly identical glasses of water. Two glasses do, indeed, hold clean, refreshing water. The third has been contaminated with a tasteless, odourless poison,. It may not kill you, but it will do lasting damage. Would…

Will you be joining me at the ITWeb Cloud Summit?

Cloud is one of the trends that is shaping the data industry. This year’s ITWeb Cloud Summit is just three weeks away. The summit will examine issues such as how the cloud affects people within organisations and how to facilitate cultural and behavioural change in adopting disruptive digital technology. We will examine ways in which…

privacy

Will 2017 be the year of #Privacy?

Happy 2017 everybody! The South African Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) was signed in to law over a year ago, but the urgency of compliance has increased with the recent appointment of the regulator. In Europe, the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is similar legislation, protecting the privacy rights of European citizens. Other data…