Entries by Datalumen

WHY THE DERAILED SALESFORCE ACQUISITION OF INFORMATICA MIGHT NOT BE BAD AFTER ALL

Negotiations to acquire data management software company Informatica fell through after Salesforce, a business software giant, and Informatica couldn’t reach an agreement on terms. Discussions between the two companies were reportedly well underway in April, and a successful deal would have been one of Salesforce’s largest acquisitions.A Missed Opportunity or a Blessing?Was this a missed […]

MIND THE GAP – IDENTIFY & FIX THE DATA STRATEGY & EXECUTION GAP

In the realm of data-driven decision-making, having a robust strategy is only half the battle. The real value lies in the effective execution of that strategy. However, execution is often overlooked as a critical discipline, leading to breakdowns and missed opportunities. In this article, we’ll go into common breakdowns between data strategy and execution, understand […]

D&A POLITICS: UNVEILING YOUR ORGANIZATION DYNAMICS

Data and Analytics (D&A) hold immense potential. It comes with the promise of efficiency, optimization, and a data-driven future. Yet, beneath the shiny surface can hide a complex web of somehow political nuances. This article delves into the unspoken resistance within organizations towards becoming more data-driven, explores common political issues surrounding D&A, and offers some […]

HOW TO CREATE THE OPTIMAL D&A ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL – HARMONY OR CACOPHONY?

In today’s data-driven world, data and analytics (D&A) teams are no longer optional – they’re the cornerstone of both your data and organizational success. But how do you structure your D&A team to not only survive the ever-growing data challenges, but to thrive and unlock its true potential? We believe that the answer lies not […]

AUGMENTED DATA QUALITY: AN AI-FUELED APPROACH FOR YOUR DATA ZEN MOMENT

Data’s effectiveness hinges on its quality and here’s where Augmented Data Quality (ADQ) steps in, revolutionizing how we ensure our information assets are accurate, reliable, and ready to use.Traditional Data Quality: A Manual MarathonFor years, data quality relied on automated but nevertheless manual processes. Data stewards meticulously combed through datasets, identifying and correcting errors like […]

AGILE DATA GOVERNANCE – THE SMART WAY TO UPGRADE YOUR DATA DYNAMICS?

In the dynamics of today’s business, data is key for organizational vitality. While the imperative of data-driven decision-making is paramount, traditional old school data governance methodologies can prove ponderous, impeding progress. Enter agile data governance, a transformative paradigm inspired by principles from agile software development.Understanding Agile Data GovernanceAgile data governance represents a contemporary and adaptable […]

DEFENSIVE DATA MASTERY: THE LINES OF DEFENSE TO SHIELD YOUR DATA

Last week it was made public that the personal information of 33 million French citizens could be exposed after two French health insurance operators suffered a data breach early February. Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident. Other recent breaches occurred at i.e. EuroParcs, Air France KLM, JD Sports, T-Mobile, Sony, Cloudflare, …Cybersecurity goes beyond network, […]

MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT AND DATA GOVERNANCE – A TANGO D’AMORE?

In the ever-evolving landscape of data-driven decision-making, organizations are increasingly recognizing the critical interplay between Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Governance. These two pillars, seemingly distinct in their functions, converge to form a symbiotic relationship that is instrumental in driving efficiency, ensuring compliance, and fostering a data-driven culture within enterprises.MDM – Orchestrating Data SymphonyAt […]

DATA LINEAGE. THE CRYSTAL BALL YOU ALWAYS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR?

Data is king. Businesses rely on data to make decisions, understand their customers, and improve their operations. However, in complex organizations, it can be difficult to get insight into relevant data flows.There are a number of reasons why this is the case. First, complex organizations often have a large number of data sources. This can […]

ACTIVE METADATA. SIGNIFICANT TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND, IMPROVE AND ACTUALLY USE YOUR DATA?

In the realm of data, metadata is widely recognized as the “data about data” – the vital information that characterizes its structure, meaning, and utility. Metadata serves as a crucial element in data management, enhancing accessibility and comprehension.Among various metadata types, active metadata stands out as a dynamic and continuously updated entity that informs decisions […]