Business Goals for Information Policies

Data governance is a practice for ensuring that policies about information acquisition, use, protection, and disposition are defined, approved, and importantly, observed across the organization. Information policies are defined in relation to business policies and must be aligned with the corporate mission. Read more

What is an Information Strategy?

January 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: information strategy 

I am assembling some presentations for a client on information strategy and thought it it might be interesting to share some of those thoughts as I develop my materials. This post provides a framing definition of information strategy.

A strategy is a plan and set of policies intended to help achieve specific objectives. An information strategy elucidates the way that principles for information use across the organization will help the organization achieve its intended goals. Read more

Business Considerations: Using Data Replication for Operational Synchronization

August 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Data Integration, Replication 

Continuing dependence on system interoperability for data synchronization, coupled with rapid acceleration of data volume growth combine to create growing challenges associated with data consistency, accuracy, and reliability. Without a strategy for enabling operational synchronization, your organization risks not having the ability to support those critical real-time activities that business processes increasingly demand. Read more

Using Data Replication to Enable Operational Synchronization

In my last post, we looked at some common use cases for operational synchronization, and each of those examples were effectively abstractions of scenarios in which there is benefit in establishing consistency and currency among either logically or physically distinct data assets. For example, creating a holistic and complete view of shared data entities is critical to any distributed master data management repository or distributed identity management service. Read more

Use Cases for Operational Synchronization

In my last post, I introduced the need for operational synchronization, focusing on the characteristics necessary for a reasonable methodology for implementation. In this post, it is worth examining some example use cases that demonstrate the utility of operational synchronization in a more concrete way. Read more

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