Michelle Goetz

Data governance 2.0: Who has what it takes?

Master Data Management would like to congratulate our partners, Collibra and Trillium Software, for their recognition in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014 Forrester Research’s Michelle Goetz summarises key findings in her blog post Are Data Governance tools ready for data Governance Whereas most vendors are stuck in a tactical data management mindset, specialist…

Laundry Day

Data governance. Is it like laundry day?

Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen asks the question “Who needs a data governance tool?” in a recent post inspired by Sunil Soares In-Depth Review of Data Governance Software Tools research report. Sunil’s report examines the kinds of tools that can support governance, based on his extensive experience as a Data Governance consultant. Henrik’s post finishes with the questions…

Where two streets have one name

A couple of recent posts from Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen focused on the problem of one street having two names – certainly an issue that creates complexity for automated matching in South Africa. Two examples – English and Afrikaans street names such as Church Street vs Kerkstraat, as well as the inconsistent use of abbreviations such…

Missing specialists cost South Africa spot in final – See more at: http://www.masterdata.co.za/index.php/news/87-mdm-insights/251-missing-specialists-cost-south-africa-spot-in-final#sthash.dMygrwlU.dpuf

Souith Africa, the world number one Test cricket team, were bundled out of the Champions Trophy last week after a comprehensive loss to England in the semi-final. It is easy to label this result as yet another example of this team “choking” at the crunch stage of a major international tournament. Yet, in reality, the…

Don’t drown your data governance programme

Data governance seems to have made the transaction from a niche requirement for highly regulated industries, such as banks, to a mainstream discipline across multiple industries. In South Africa, we are seeing the beginnings of data governance programs in industries ranging from mining, to retail, to utilities and telecommunications. In some cases, these governance programmes…

Choosing an MDM application? Don’t just buy the brand

In a recent article, The Information Difference’s Andy Hayler discussed Tips for master data management best practice. Andy observes that many companies naively believe that all MDM technology is the same and that therefore itis adequate to go with any vendor. Alternatively, companies may entrust their choice to consultants who themselves have very little or…