Data Governance

Leveraging Natural Language Processing Within a CDP – Business Intelligence Article

Click to learn more about author Jonathan Lee. In my last column for DATAVERSITY I sought to define the concept of a Customer Data Platform (CDP), noting that a CDP “creates a comprehensive view of each customer by capturing data from multiple systems.” What I didn’t do however, was to delve into a discussion of the data sources a CDP relies on. While a full discussion is outside of the scope of any single article, I’d like to address one…

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The Resilience of Master Data Management – Business Intelligence Article

Final article in a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt For years, there have been industry professionals and analysts who seemingly find pleasure in declaring some type of technology “dead”. This compulsion has been a constant in the software industry. Master data management (MDM) is no exception. Some have been convinced that MDM was DOA practically from the day it emerged as a distinct form of data management and data governance. Making such…

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What Happened in 2017 and Where Is 2018 Going – Business Intelligence Article

Every year, the nice folks at BIBlogg.no reach out to various experts to get their opinions on the greatest trends in analytics. You can get the full list of answers here, but here are my answers to their questions. What was, in your opinion, the most important thing that happened in analytics in 2017? The biggest change was a massive wave of publicity about the power of data, with many algorithmic breakthroughs. Computers are now better at transcribing speech, reading lips, and…

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MDM – Speaking the “Language” of Business – Business Intelligence Article

Part 5 of a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt Data management continues to take on an ever-growing range of activities as the role of data has evolved and expanded for many organizations. Business agility and real-time insight are inherent requirements for many organizations. To meet such requirements, organizations need right-time data on a continuous basis, where master data management initiatives are integral to processing business-ready data. MDM software solutions are evolving as well,…

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Business People are Drivers of the New Age of MDM – Business Intelligence Article

Part 4 of a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt Master data management and data governance have always been about business. However, there has been a history of MDM implementations putting too much emphasis on technology, and less time into over-arching business aspects. For successful outcomes and continuous improvement, the ongoing participation of various business roles is an essential element of MDM strategies and activities. It takes ‘everybody’ to ensure optimal data management processes…

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