Brexit: Will your data need a passport?

I saw a tweet recently reading “The new James Bond will spend 50% of his time in queues at EU passport control.” As a hard Brexit looks increasingly possible, British citizens may well find that their relationship with Europe is about to get substantially less convenient. How will this affect British and EU data exchanges?…

4 business drivers for data governance

1. Business Agility and Disruption Most analysts agree that we have moved from the Industrial and into the Information Age. During the Information Age, the phenomenon is that the digital industry creates a knowledge-based society surrounded by a high-tech global economy that spans over its influence on how the manufacturing throughout and the service sector…

Does data governance create more work?

A common challenge when setting up data governance and data stewardship capabilities in any organisation is the perception, real or imagined, that this is adding additional work to already stretched staff. This perception can mean that key stakeholders resist engaging in governance and stewardship roles. Instead, stewardship roles may be delegated or assigned to the…

How healthy is data driven healthcare

Over the past few years, the ethics of data use, particularly when related to big data analytics, has been a recurring theme. Most recently, I had a look at the cost of the Facebook data scandal. In this post, I moved away from a purely ethics driven argument to also look at the commercial impact…

Nobody should be a Data Steward!

Nobody should be a Data Steward! Kind of an ironic statement from a data management site with a particular focus on data governance. Almost every body working with data performs data stewardship tasks – mostly without even realising it.; A salesperson captures new leads, creates quotes, updates contact information and so on. If he does…

Economist report highlights business need for data governance

Data governance can be a game changer for modern business. Yet, getting to the point of value is easier said than done. A new report, Transforming data Into action: The business outlook for data governance, developed by the Economist Business Unit, explores the challenges and opportunities for data governance across a range of industries and geographies. The…