Master Data Management

Master Data Management

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  • Architecting for big data in the cloud

    Last month I was invited to speak at the 2017 ITWeb Cloud Summit on the topic – Cloud Architecture for Big Data Analytics. The presentation was scheduled for the last slot of the day – 17:00 to 17:35 – in spite of which we had quite a good audience and, I hope, an informative and…

Master Data Management

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Master Data Management

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  • Is data governance the peer review system for data science?

    I recently attended the first Africa Data Forum in Johannesburg – a three day event focusing on data science and skills development. Data governance was a key theme of the first day of the event. Research shows that data scientists typically spend an average of 60% of their time simply trying to find and prepare the…

Master Data Management

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Creating a winning data culture

    This post is inspired by Joost van der Westhuizen, who died earlier this month after  a long battle with motor neuron disease. Joost was arguably the greatest ever scrum half, and was a key member of the 1995 world cup winning Springbok team. The 1995 Rugby World Cup unified South Africans as they had never…

Master Data Management

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  • Geocoding – When the Saints come marching in

    I was recently asked to deliver a proof of concept for a prospective client who is trying to improve the accuracy of their customer address data. Previous attempts at geocoding – adding a longitude and latitude point to each address – had been extremely difficult. The process had delivered limited results and had required months…

Master Data Management

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Data governance key to improved customer experience

    In many cases, regulatory pressures are used to justify investments in data governance. This is because regulations such as: King III – for corporate governance PoPI – for protection of personal information FICA – for anti-money laudering (AML) and sanctions BCBS 239 – for risk management are tightly linked to enterprise information management outcomes. Yet,…

Master Data Management

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  • What is the impact of poor data quality?

    Poor data quality can have real impact, as discussed in posts such as Data Quality: The direct impact on profit and Data Key to AML efforts. Address data quality was the focus of t drivers for quality address data But clowns at a funeral? Not one that I came up with but the focus on…

Master Data Management

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  • Selling the steak – not the sizzle….

    Consider this figure: $136 billion per year. That’s the research firm IDC’s estimate of the size of the big data market, worldwide, in 2016. This figure should surprise no one with an interest in big data. But here’s another number: $3.1 trillion, IBM’s estimate of the yearly cost of poor quality data, in the US…

  • Water, or poison?

    Imagine that you have had nothing to drink for a day or two. Yo are offered a choice – three seemingly identical glasses of water. Two glasses do, indeed, hold clean, refreshing water. The third has been contaminated with a tasteless, odourless poison,. It may not kill you, but it will do lasting damage. Would…

  • Will you be joining me at the ITWeb Cloud Summit?

    Cloud is one of the trends that is shaping the data industry. This year’s ITWeb Cloud Summit is just three weeks away. The summit will examine issues such as how the cloud affects people within organisations and how to facilitate cultural and behavioural change in adopting disruptive digital technology. We will examine ways in which…

  • How computers know you better than your spouse – #Podcast from Blindspot

    Interesting interview with Dr.Michal Kosinski – following on from last week’s chat with Edward Snowden. What personal information can be gleaned from your Internet behaviour? Why computers know you better than your spouse – Michal Kosinski on the rise of Big Data    Filed under: Big Data Tagged: privacy

  • Will 2017 be the year of #Privacy?

    Happy 2017 everybody! The South African Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) was signed in to law over a year ago, but the urgency of compliance has increased with the recent appointment of the regulator. In Europe, the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is similar legislation, protecting the privacy rights of European citizens. Other data…

Master Data Management

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • What are the most critical skills for a data scientist?

    Earlier this year Forbes published the results of yet another survey showing that data preparation continues to be the most time consuming task required for data scientists The typical data scientist spends around and hour and a half every daya collecting data sets, and another five hours cleansing data and getting it organised for analytics This leaves…

Master Data Management

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • Vitamin DG: 5 Reasons to use Data Governance as a Vitamin

    Many organizations use data governance as an aspirin. It eases an immediate pain, like a looming regulatory deadline, and makes it temporarily go away. But organizations that use data governance as a vitamin – and practice data governance systemically – gain competitive advantage. This is the premise of a new eBook and Webinar from our…

Master Data Management

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Are you measuring your Business IQ?

    At some point in our life, most of us have been asked to take an IQ test. For people, IQ measures our ability to identify and solve various problems – language, spatial, mathematics and more. Can a business have an IQ test? Well, clearly not in the same way that a person can. For a…

Master Data Management

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Generated 6 months ago

Master Data Management

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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