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DG Maturity Benchmark Reporting Now Available on GovernYourData!

Started Dec 16, 2013 0 Replies

GovernYourData.com has released some great new features.With 100 completed Data Governance maturity…Continue

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Attention Business Analysts!

Started Oct 18, 2013 0 Replies

The IIBA(International Institute of Business Analysts) is conducting a very interesting business analyst/data management survey.  If you're a…Continue

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Promote upcoming Data Governance events on GovernYourData

Started this discussion. Last reply by GovernYourData Oct 24, 2013. 2 Replies

Are you hosting, participating in, or attending an event our GovernYourData.com community should know about?   It could be a conference, a webinar, or another forum where our community members can…Continue

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Sharing data from GovernYourData.com Poll Question!

Started Jun 17, 2013 0 Replies

As promised, I'm sharing the data from our first poll question, which was "What is the primary business driver encouraging your organization to consider data governance?"I thought the results were…Continue

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Nature (and Data) Abhors a Vacuum, By Kevin Sonsky

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

By Kevin Sonsky, Senior Director, Business Intelligence at Citrix Systems.  

If there is a gap, something will fill it.

I’ve always liked the “plumbing” analogy often used in Data and BI circles.  You know the one.  You’ve got the main “pipe” line coming from the city water system which can represent all of your enterprise data.  And then you’ve got the water pipes for the house branching out from the main line and going into each individual room or wing of the house…


Data Governance for Improving Patient Care, by Terri Mikol, UPMC

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Data analytics in healthcare should be easier.  We will never find the cure to cancer if everyone who has a data question has to call IT to request help obtaining and interpreting data.

I often wonder if I should admit that I have worked with data in the healthcare industry for 26 years.  I have dedicated most of my career to transforming raw data into valuable…


Governing Big Data, by Barbara Latulippe, EMC

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

With increasingly complexity and challenges of Big Data systems,  governance is a critical foundation for realizing the value from big data and accelerating the time to find critical data for decision making.  Our Big Data Governance  is part of our broader information governance program which leveraged our current operational governance and scaled…


The Hawthorne Effect, Helter Skelter, and Data Governance by Jim Harris

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments

In his book The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date, Samuel Arbesman introduced me to the Hawthorne Effect, which is “when subjects behave differently if they know they are being studied. The effect was named after what happened in a factory called Hawthorne Works outside Chicago…


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