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13 Nov, 2019

Benefits and Challenges of CRM, MDM, CDP for Customer Data

13 November, 2019
Matthew Siorma
Reference & Master Data Mgt

To investigate how to improve the management of Customer Data, organizations often choose from among CRM, MDM or a CDP Introduction Many valid options exist in the marketplace when seeking a solution to manage customer data. Organizations commonly consider Customer Relationship Management(CRM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Customer Data Platform (CDP) solutions. They each offer some significan


6 Nov, 2019

The Four Types of Chief Data Officers

06 November, 2019
Kevin M. Lewis
Professional Development

Every organization, in every industry, needs a Chief Data Officer (CDO). Use these guidelines and criteria to choose the one with the optimal skills and background for success Introduction Although the chief data officer role is a relatively new addition to the C-suite, it has now been in place long enough in many enterprises to make some general observations about people who are successful in the


30 Oct, 2019

Main Components of Data Lineage

30 October, 2019
Irina Steenbeek, Ph.D.
Metadata Management

Data lineage is an important aspect of a variety of legislation affecting the data from individuals and organizations. Introduction Several pieces of legislation have revived interest in data lineage. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision‘s standard number 239 “Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting” (BCBS239 or PERDARR) and the EU General Data Protection Regu


23 Oct, 2019

Planning for Data Mapping Projects

23 October, 2019
Wayne Yaddow
Data Integration

It is essential to develop a plan for data mapping in advance of the project to ensure success in ETL, data integration, and business intelligence / analytics efforts Introduction Planning is arguably the most important stage of the entire data mapping project. Documentation needed for a project’s sources should include data maps and data dictionaries to deliver a complete definition and the int


16 Oct, 2019

Electronic Records: Definition, Principles, and Applications

16 October, 2019
Christopher J. Michael
Records and Information Management

Electronic records and their management have transformed how organizations collect, organize, and use a variety of information formats in any organization, not only pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical companies. Introduction The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established regulations for electronic records and signatures in Title 21 CFR Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regula


8 Oct, 2019

7 Common Myths about the Zachman Architecture Framework

08 October, 2019
Ronald G. Ross with Gladys S.W. Lam
More Data Geekery

The Zachman Framework is a thinking tool. Its abstract nature has led to the proliferation of some myths that hinder its understanding and adoption. Introduction Widely misunderstood and misrepresented, the Zachman Architecture Framework is simply a thinking tool, not a methodology. Its fundamentally neutral position concerning methodology and implementation is the secret to its power and the reas


18 Sep, 2019

Business Analyst Mindset Defined

18 September, 2019
Yulia Kosarenko
Business Analysis

What makes a business analyst exceptional? Although skill competency is important, the business analyst mindset plays a crucial role in the success of any business change. Introduction Business analysis is widely acknowledged as a profession and a critical competency required to define, plan and implement business changes. Much has been written about business analysis tools and techniques, modelli


11 Sep, 2019

Basics of Blockchain Technology

11 September, 2019
William Hess
More Data Geekery

Blockchain is a combination of technology and processes used to allow the recording of transactions and their metadata permanently and with validation. It is an essential component of trusted security operations. Introduction The blockchain technology is a frequently mentioned term when talking about cryptocurrencies. However, many people have little to no idea how it actually works, what it is us


28 Aug, 2019

Fundamentals of Data Literacy

28 August, 2019
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Every organization, in every industry, should adopt a data-literate culture. What does that mean? How can data literacy be socialized in existing organizations? Introduction In many organizations, data is the product. In most other enterprises, data is an essential component of operations and decision-making. Historically, the access to data has been in the hands of selected experts, such as analy


23 Aug, 2019

The Importance of Data Mapping for Data Integration Projects

23 August, 2019
Wayne Yaddrow
Data Integration

Data mapping (source-to-target mapping) is an essential activity for all data integration, business intelligence, and analytics initiatives Introduction Data mapping is among the most important design steps in data migration, data integration, and business intelligence projects. Mapping source to target data greatly influences project success – perhaps more than any other task. The outcome of th



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