Integrating data quality and data governance

For someone that’s been preaching data governance and data quality for more than fifteen years, its been fascinating to see how these two topics have been gaining traction in the last few years. A few week’s back I touched on the difference between data governance and data quality – governance is about “what” and “who”,…

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,…

POPIA and the data lifecycle

Are you ready to manage your own data breach?

“breach” An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. A break in relations. A gap in a wall, barrier, or defence, especially one made by an attacking army\ Oxford English Dictionary Last week’s revelation that the personal information of over 30 million South African has been compromised. The exposure…