Scoping the Information Management Practice

Even if in reality the dividing lines for data management are not always well-defined, it is possible to organize different aspects of information management within a virtual stack that suggests the interfaces and dependencies across different functional layers, which we will examine from the bottom – up. Slide1

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Is Data Profiling a Commodity?

Here are some quick thoughts about the basic functionality of data profiling that make me wonder about the degree to which it has become a commodity capability. If so, then I have a few observations at the end to make folks think about what they are using profiling for.

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US Congress Recognizes Value of “Data Matching”

March 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Data Quality 

I was alerted to Kentucky Representative Geoff Davis’s opening remarks at a hearing of the Human Resources subcommittee of the House Ways and Means committee on March 11, 2011, in which he basically promoted the use of data quality technology for “improving customer service, program integrity, and taxpayer savings.” A large part of this drive to reduce fraud and abuse centers on reduction in improper payments, reflecting payments going to the wrong recipient, the wrong amount, or fraudulent payments. Apparently, in 2010, the total amount of improper payments was $125 billion (!!!), up from somewhat over $100 billion the year before. Unemployment insurance and supplemental security income accounted for almost 20% of that 2010 amount.
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Model-Driven Design: The Start or the End?

February 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Master Data, Metadata 

I had two interesting briefings this week. One was from a company called Orchestra Networks providing a tool for model-driven master data management, and the other was a company called Collibra, which provides a model-driven tools for capturing metadata and semantics.
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Upcoming Webinar (2011-02-09) – Visualizing the Power of Your Data

February 3, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Events 

I will be the invited speaker at an exciting upcoming web seminar on Feb 9, 2011 at 1:00PM EST on the topic of “Visualizing the Power of Your Data”,” which is sponsored by CA Technologies. Should be an interesting discussion, with Donna Burbank from CA speaking as well. Click here to learn more and register.

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