In two weeks, I will leave Kalido to take a one-year sabbatical. My wife and I together with our two children will live on a remote island in the northern part of Norway. The location admittedly is unusual. My wife is Norwegian, and we want our children to know the culture and language. Plus, we […]
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Establishing a data governance program is not easy: a company I talked to recently is now trying to do it again, hoping that the third time is charm.
On a recent trip to Barcelona, I did an exceedingly rare thing for a business trip: I went sight-seeing. The top of my list was Sagrada Familia, a gigantic modern cathedral designed by eccentric Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. After standing in line for nearly an hour to get in, I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed: […]
Over just a couple of short years, every MDM product in the universe has become multi-domain, the enterprise software edition of Extreme Makeover. Let’s not even get into data governance…
Previous Post: The Physics of Information Management: The Pendulum
Try this. Think back through all the data warehouse, MDM, BI and other assortment of data management projects that you’ve been involved in. Can you think of a case in which an entire enteprise adopted a single definition of customer? Or a single definition of product? Your project team might have put together a definition. […]
Putting two hot topics together doesn’t often make sense. But if you have one minute to read this blog, I hope to convince you that data governance and cloud computing are indeed highly intertwined.
In a recent webcast I did with Jim Harris, he talked about two views of data quality: provider centric and consumer centric. According to the provider centric view, data are just digital representations of real world things. If the representations are accurate, then you can use them for anything. In other words, data is good as […]
A few months ago, I talked about data governance with a data architect at a large retailer. He had built the rough outline of what’s in Kalido Data Governance Director — in Excel! Needless to say our views are pretty much aligned. When I asked him how he intended to roll out his Excel framework, […]
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