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The role of data management in risk and compliance

Data management is a high priority for banks for several reasons – not the least of which is regulatory compliance. Felix Liao explains how data governance principles and technology are evolving to be a perfect fit for compliance efforts. And that’s good timing, since regulatory compliance initiatives are popping up (and expanding) across the globe.

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Staying employable in an era of big data

Data matters more than ever, which is why people who aren't tech-savvy could find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to staying marketable. What can you do to get (or keep) a job in today's data-driven marketplace? Data expert Phil Simon has five smart tips.

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Advice from a health IT "data ferret"

Farzad Mostashari, a recognized leader in health IT, says he focused too much on the volume of his data – and not enough on value. He learned that by digitizing information, improving workflows and paying attention to quality, he could improve processes and change the way he worked.

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Bad data and the customer experience

Even if your organization is rich in valuable data, it can be poor in other ways – such as customer service. Master data management helps bridge that gap. Find out what can happen when MDM goes terribly wrong. And then make your own system right.

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SAS Best Practice Chats: Data virtualization

It's not a new technology, but people are buzzing about data virtualization. Why all the sudden interest? Experts Anne Buff and Jill Dyché unpack the topic, explaining what the technology does – and the reasons behind why it's so popular.

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The dark side of the mood

When it comes to customer feedback, it's human nature to focus on the negative – we complain to customer service when we're unhappy, but stay quiet when things go well. How might that negativity bias impact data quality or big data analytics?

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Data management for statewide longitudinal data systems

Our educational systems grapple with big data just like everyone else. What are the best solutions for storing, managing and using data so it helps – not hinders – our students? This article sheds light on emerging data management practices.

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Taking MDM to the next level

Data expert Evan Levy attended a conference recently and caught up with some attendees between sessions. The hot topic of conversation? Master data management. See what they said were the next big trends in MDM.

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You don’t know me. Or do you? Data meets anthropology

When the lines between different fields of study are blurred (law and medicine, economics and psychology), new ways of thinking emerge. What happens when a data management expert takes an interest in anthropology?

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Components of an information management strategy

From data integration to data governance, each piece of your data management strategy plays an important role when it comes to improving and managing your business information. Learn what these components are – and what they can do for your business.

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Goooooal! How data stewards score with data visualization

There are referees who make sure players stick to the rules. There are guidelines. Best practices. But wait – are we talking about soccer, or data management? The two have more in common than you'd think.

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Data governance for all. Or is it?

When it comes to data governance, one size doesn't fit all. Your company's culture, maturity and incumbent practices all affect the type of system you might implement. What, then, should you consider before you start a data governance program?

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Charlie Brown's teacher speaks Hadoop. Do you?

Ever felt like you and your big data specialist were speaking different languages? It doesn't have to be conversation full of "wah-wah-wawahs." Learn how a non-geek can speak big data.

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Data management backgrounder

From data access to data federation and master data management, find out what these terms mean and why they’re important for your analytics projects.

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You can’t have that data! It’s not perfect yet.

Should you have complete confidence in the quality of your data before handing it over for use in processes or analytics? Not necessarily. Find out why it’s okay for your data to be “good enough.”

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Five steps that can save your data analytics – and help you save face

There’s nothing more awkward than watching analysts struggle to defend their results. Even if you think your process is rock-solid, things can go awry – unless you keep these milestones in mind.

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Article Bad Data
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When bad data happens to good companies

Don’t let bad data bring you down. This insightful e-book uses a real-life client story to prove that a data quality program can make a big difference. It's time to bring bad data out from its hiding place and send it packing.

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How to nurture a data steward culture

Most data stewards aren’t hired outright – they’re homegrown. Find out why this can be a smart approach, and then learn six steps toward building your own stewardship program.

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Canada Post on the (careful) commercialization of data

As a common data point across databases, address data is an integral part to any master data management strategy. It’s powerful when it’s right; frustrating when it’s not. Could Canada Post turn a seemingly ordinary data point into a profitable business line?

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