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Are We Creating Data Landfills?

There are but three inevitabilities in this world: death, taxes, and way too much data. Everything from web browsing and search engine results to Amazon orders and Facebook posts produces new digital information at a blistering pace. According to a 2014 EMC Digital Universe article, total data creation in 2013 amounted to 4.4 zettabytes (or… Read more »

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Implementing the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM) – Within, Without, With-Shake-It-All-About

The Data Management Maturity (DMM) model is a framework for the evaluation and assessment of an organization’s data management capabilities. This model—based on the Capability Maturity Model pioneered by the U.S. Department of Defense for improving software development processes—allows an organization to evaluate its current state data management capabilities, discover gaps to remediate, and identify strengths to leverage. In doing so, this assessment method reveals organizational priorities, business needs, and a clear path for rapid process improvements.

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Winning in Today’s Information Economy with a Data-centric Business Strategy

An Executive Perspective on Data Strategy

Why care about Data?

Why should business leaders care about data and why should they care about having a business strategy that draws on data-centric tenants? I don’t mean this rhetorically; I mean really, why should they care? If you are reading this and you are responsible for an operational front-line process, a manager for an operational area or a leader of a business unit or division, you have probably started to think about this question out of necessity. If you are reading this and you work in technology, you may have been hoping for the day when your business partners start to consider questions like this.

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