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…