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Data Models Ensure Successful Migrations

When migrating data across platforms, it is critically important to have three full data models to support the effort, with the relevant metadata.  Having these models will reduce time, costs, and effort needed to perform the migration successfully. Introduction Migrating data from one platform (e.g., legacy applications) to another (e.g., DW, ERP, MDM) is a difficult endeavor requiring understanding of

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How Modeling adds Value to a Data Dictionary

A well-modeled data dictionary can provide lasting value and ensure consistency of use throughout an organization for all data elements. Introduction The primary purpose organizations create and maintain a data dictionary is to standardize data content , context, and definitions to achieve consistency, reusability, and quality of the data that drives or supports the organization’s tactical and strategic business initiatives.

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Three

Challenges to implementing data architecture with packaged applications can be overcome by addressing issues and challenges during design Introduction In a previous article I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application. They were convinced that the business would make the decisions and IT was not going to interfere in their packaged implementation.  There

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Two

Every organization should follow a set of guidelines for implementing packaged applications to ensure architectural harmony and avoid numerous problems. Previously I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application.  They were convinced that the business would make the decisions and IT was not going to interfere in their packaged implementation.  There was a

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part One

Using package applications without a defined data architecture strategy creates silos of data, making sharing data across applications extremely difficult. Introduction I once worked with a client where the business and IT did not have a peaceful history.  The business made a strategic decision to move to packaged applications.  They were convinced that the business would make the decisions and

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