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Enterprise Data Management Assessment

Assessing the current state of an organization’s data management efforts can lead to awareness of strengths, areas of improvement and paths to progress Introduction Many organizations have begun to explore the need for an enterprise data management strategy to leverage

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Foundations of Enterprise Data Management

Enterprise Data Management is the global function that facilitates the management of data as a valuable asset of an enterprise.  Its components align to provide the capabilities to manage data as an organization resource. Introduction Enterprise Data Management (EDM) is

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Enterprise Data Strategy

An enterprise data strategy should be part of every organization’s strategic development.  A data strategy ensures the organization uses its data and information to support business goals. Introduction Most organizations have a business strategy: a plan of how the company

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DAMA-DMBOK© Overview

The DAMA-DMBOK© is the premier reference guide for all aspects of the data management profession, covering all components of data management with best practices and expert advice. Introduction Every profession has its “body of knowledge,” a collection of best practices

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Data Management Maturity Overview

Measuring the maturity of an organization’s data management capabilities against a standard model provides structure and the ability to gauge progress over time Introduction Organizations do not know how to treat data as an asset.  As evidenced by the fact

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Benefits of an EIM Initiative

Through the development of an enterprise information management program, organizations can realize many business benefits and manage data as an asset. Introduction More and more companies are coming to the realization that an Enterprise Information / Data Management (EIM)  initiative

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Fundamentals of the Capability Maturity Model

Using a framework such as a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) brings many benefits to any organization, for any project or program. Introduction Would you eat in a restaurant that had not been inspected periodically by the local inspector? Of course,

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Observations on Data Strategy

A data strategy can contribute to an organization’s information strategic plan, and arrange for the productive use of the data asset. Introduction A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was approached by the CEO and asked for an accounting of the company’s

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Practical Data Management Tips

Five Commandments of practical data management can ensure that fundamental best practices are followed consistently Introduction Commandments are like best practices (see the DAMA-DMBOK©); they are basic performance statements.  In data management there are some practical, fundamental administrative rules for

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