What Is Data Governance? (And Why Your Organization Needs It)

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Organizations with a solid understanding of data governance (DG) are better equipped to keep pace with the speed of modern business. In this post, the erwin Experts address: What Is Data Governance? Why Is Data Governance Important? What Is Good Data Governance?

Automating Data Governance

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Automating data governance is key to addressing the exponentially growing volume and variety of data. Earlier this year, erwin conducted a research project in partnership with Dataversity, the 2020 State of Data Governance and Automation. We also looked at data preparation, governance and intelligence to see where organizations might be getting stuck and spending lots of time. At erwin, our goal is to automate the entire data governance journey, whether top down or bottom up.

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Integrating Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture

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Why should you integrate data governance (DG) and enterprise architecture (EA)? Data governance provides time-sensitive, current-state architecture information with a high level of quality. Automating Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture.

Data Governance 2.0: The CIO’s Guide to Collaborative Data Governance

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In the data-driven era, CIO’s need a solid understanding of data governance 2.0 … Data governance (DG) is no longer about just compliance or relegated to the confines of IT. Today, data governance needs to be a ubiquitous part of your organization’s culture.

Data Governance Maturity and Tracking Progress

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Data governance is best defined as the strategic, ongoing and collaborative processes involved in managing data’s access, availability, usability, quality and security in line with established internal policies and relevant data regulations. Data Governance Is Business Transformation.

The What & Why of Data Governance

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Modern data governance is a strategic, ongoing and collaborative practice that enables organizations to discover and track their data, understand what it means within a business context, and maximize its security, quality and value. The What: Data Governance Defined.

Doing Cloud Migration and Data Governance Right the First Time

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And as you make this transition, you need to understand what data you have, know where it is located, and govern it along the way. By using automated and repeatable capabilities, you can quickly and safely migrate data to the cloud and govern it along the way.

Guest Blog: Preparedness Awareness

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However, for some local governments, being prepared may be challenging—especially in the records world and specifically, in ISD police department records. Learn what to do from TSLAC’s webinar Disaster Recovery and Salvage of Government Records.

How Data Governance Protects Sensitive Data

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Data Security Starts with Data Governance. Lack of a solid data governance foundation increases the risk of data-security incidents. Without data governance, organizations lack the ability to connect the dots across data governance, security and privacy – and to act accordingly.

What’s the Current State of Data Governance and Automation?

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I’m excited to share the results of our new study with Dataversity that examines how data governance attitudes and practices continue to evolve. Defining Data Governance: What Is Data Governance? . 1 reason to implement data governance.

Governments get cloud confident — and strategic

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Adoption hasn’t happened overnight, but the cloud is earning its keep among government agencies, slowly but surely. Yet stops and starts followed, with tight budgets, data migration … The post Governments get cloud confident — and strategic appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Data Governance for Smart Data Distancing

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During this coronavirus emergency, we are all being deluged by data from politicians, government agencies, news outlets, social media and websites, including valid facts but also opinions and rumors. Data Governance Methods for Data Distancing. Hello from my home office!

Top 7 Data Governance Blog Posts of 2018

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The driving factors behind data governance adoption vary. Whether implemented as preventative measures (risk management and regulation) or proactive endeavors (value creation and ROI), the benefits of a data governance initiative is becoming more apparent. Historically most organizations have approached data governance in isolation and from the former category. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the very best, best-practice blog posts from the erwin Experts in 2018.

Top 7 Data Governance and Metadata Management Blog Posts of 2019

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To help you prepare for 2020, we’ve compiled some of the most popular data governance and metadata management blog posts from the erwin Experts from this year. The Best Data Governance and Metadata Management Blog Posts of 2019.

Are Data Governance Bottlenecks Holding You Back?

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Better decision-making has now topped compliance as the primary driver of data governance. Data Governance Bottlenecks. Clearly, there’s a massive need for a data governance framework to keep these obstacles from stymying enterprise innovation.

The Value of Data Governance and How to Quantify It

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erwin recently hosted the second in its six-part webinar series on the practice of data governance and how to proactively deal with its complexities. The business drivers and motivation should be the starting point for any data governance initiative. Govern PII “at rest”.

Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation

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erwin released its State of Data Governance Report in February 2018, just a few months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect. This research showed that the majority of responding organizations weren’t actually prepared for GDPR, nor did they have the understanding, executive support and budget for data governance – although they recognized the importance of it. Download Free GDPR Guide | Step By Step Guide to Data Governance for GDPR?.

Information Governance and the Records Lifecycle

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When we talk about records management on this blog, we often use the “R.I.M.” In a nutshell, this is information governance. ARMA defines “information governance” as “the overarching and coordinating strategy for all organizational information.

Data Governance Tools: What Are They? Are They Optional?

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Data governance tools used to occupy a niche in an organization’s tech stack, but those days are gone. The rise of data-driven business and the complexities that come with it ushered in a soft mandate for data governance and data governance tools. Data governance refers to the strategic and ongoing efforts by an organization to ensure that data is discoverable and its quality is good. Research indicates business leaders recognize the need for data governance tools.

5 Ways Data Modeling Is Critical to Data Governance

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Then there’s unstructured data with no contextual framework to govern data flows across the enterprise not to mention time-consuming manual data preparation and limited views of data lineage. So here’s why data modeling is so critical to data governance.

Business Process Can Make or Break Data Governance

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Data governance isn’t a one-off project with a defined endpoint. Data governance, today, comes back to the ability to understand critical enterprise data within a business context, track its physical existence and lineage, and maximize its value while ensuring quality and security. Historically, little attention has focused on what can literally make or break any data governance initiative — turning it from a launchpad for competitive advantage to a recipe for disaster.

Documenting and Managing Governance, Risk and Compliance with Business Process

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Managing an organization’s governance, risk and compliance (GRC) via its enterprise and business architectures means managing them against business processes (BP). Governance, risk and compliance are treated as isolated bubbles.

Data Governance and Metadata Management: You Can’t Have One Without the Other

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When an organization’s data governance and metadata management programs work in harmony, then everything is easier. Data governance is a complex but critical practice. Data Governance Attitudes Are Shifting.

Data Governance Makes Data Security Less Scary

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The Regulatory Rationale for Integrating Data Management & Data Governance. Now, as Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close – and ghosts and goblins roam the streets – we thought it a good time to resurrect some guidance on how data governance can make data security less scary. It’s easier to protect sensitive data when you know what it is, where it’s stored and how it needs to be governed. Happy Halloween! Do you know where your data is? What data you have?

Three MDR strategies for government CISOs to quickly detect and respond to threats

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Here are three strategies to help government CISOs better understand how to maximize early detection, and the removal of cybersecurity … The post Three MDR strategies for government CISOs to quickly detect and respond to threats appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

After SolarWinds, worldwide governments can trust no one

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The effects of the SolarWinds attack will be felt for a long time, and will ripple far beyond the government alone. To recap, at the … The post After SolarWinds, worldwide governments can trust no one appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Is cloud the silver lining for government?

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In a recent podcast, Matthew Cornelius, Executive Director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI), told me that Covid-19 had driven IT modernization in government as far in a few months as achieved in the previous 15 years. For him, the agencies able to better respond to the pandemic were those that had committed to … The post Is cloud the silver lining for government? appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

The key to delivering digital government services

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In September 2020, the UK government’s Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden launched the National Data Strategy, putting data at the heart of the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using Strategic Data Governance to Manage GDPR/CCPA Complexity

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In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, it’s past-time we re-examined strategic data governance and its role in managing regulatory requirements. So it’s important to understand how to use strategic data governance to manage the complexity of regulatory compliance and other business objectives … Designing and Operationalizing Regulatory Compliance Strategy. Govern PII “at rest”. Govern PII “in motion”.

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Data Management Systems: Catalyst to a Better Customer Experience via Data Entry Outsourced Blog

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The post Data Management Systems: Catalyst to a Better Customer Experience via Data Entry Outsourced Blog appeared first on IG GURU. Business IG News Infonomics Information Governance Data Entry Data Entry Outsourced Blog Data Governance Data Management

There’s More to erwin Data Governance Automation Than Meets the AI

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Prashant Parikh, erwin’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, talks about erwin’s vision to automate every aspect of the data governance journey to increase speed to insights. The clear benefit is that data stewards spend less time building and populating the data governance framework and more time realizing value and ROI from it. . Although AI and ML are massive fields with tremendous value, erwin’s approach to data governance automation is much broader.

Remarkable Records: A New Blog Series!

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In January of 2020, before the year that would become remarkable, we published an article intending to kick off a new series of blog posts about different types of records found on state and local retention schedules that we find particularly interesting or curious.

Data Governance Framework: Three Steps to Successful & Sustainable Implementation

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A strong data governance framework is central to the success of any data-driven organization because it ensures this valuable asset is properly maintained, protected and maximized. But despite this fact, enterprises often face push back when implementing a new data governance initiative or trying to mature an existing one. Let’s assume you have some form of data governance operation with some strengths to build on and some weaknesses to correct.

Top 10 Data Governance Predictions for 2019

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This past year witnessed a data governance awakening – or as the Wall Street Journal called it, a “global data governance reckoning.” So what’s on the horizon for data governance in the year ahead? We’re making the following data governance predictions for 2019: Top 10 Data Governance Predictions for 2019. The risk of training AI and ML applications with bad data will initially drive the need for data governance to properly govern the training data sets.

Cloud Migration and the Importance of Data Governance

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Automated software handles data cataloging and locates, models and governs cloud data assets. Data Governance. Migrating enterprise data to the cloud is only half the story – once there, it has to be governed. Automated Cloud Migration and Data Governance.

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Why innovation must be the new reality for government IT from January 2021 

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However, this failure … The post Why innovation must be the new reality for government IT from January 2021 appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Industries Government & Public Sector Federal government Government Public Sector

What’s the State of Data Governance and Empowerment in 2021?

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erwin by Quest just released the “2021 State of Data Governance and Empowerment” report. Additionally, 85% monitor their databases and other data systems as part of their data governance programs. Data Governance Definition Varies.

Digital Transformation in Municipal Government: The Hidden Force Powering Smart Cities

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When you think of real-time, data-driven experiences and modern applications to accomplish tasks faster and easier, your local town or city government probably doesn’t come to mind. But municipal government is starting to embrace digital transformation and therefore data governance. Municipal government has never been an area in which to look for tech innovation. Digital Transformation in Municipal Government: Being “Smart” About It.

Modern Data Modeling: The Foundation of Enterprise Data Management and Data Governance

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The role of data modeling (DM) has expanded to support enterprise data management, including data governance and intelligence efforts. After all, you can’t manage or govern what you can’t see, much less use it to make smart decisions.

Emergency Preparedness for Local Governments

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This blog is not meant to be an exhaustive description of creating an emergency preparedness plan, but to provide tips and guidance on how you can ensure your records are stored and managed properly in thirty minutes or less.