The hidden cost of not finding data

Today I overheard someone say, “Most business users give up trying to find or understand the data they need to do their jobs within 30 minutes of trying.” I gave up after 3 minutes of trying to find its source The digital business is dependent on data Self-service BI is dependent on data. Business goals,…

Turning “No” into “Yes” through data governance

Data governance has become associated with the word “No.” This is the intriguing start to a recent IDC perspective discussing how Cox Automotive bucked the trend and used data governance to become the “Yes” team – delivering the right data to the right person at the right time. The report, which can be accessed here,…

Big data or big disaster?

When I first started posting about big data, very few users existed in South Africa. Today, most last organisations have a Hadoop data lake – in many cases replacing traditional ETL and/or acting as a data archive as well as a feeder to the enterprise data warehouse and, various operational data marts. In a few,…