Global Data Strategy Blogs

As thought leaders in the data management industry, our staff regularly contribute blogs with their ideas and contributions to data management.

Architecting Accountability – Making Data Governance & Data Architecture Work Together

January 2020, Nigel Turner, Principal Consultant, EMEA
…Over many years I have helped many organisations design and implement data governance programmes.  Delivering a workable and sustainable data governance framework requires the business and IT to work together to answer two fundamental governance questions:  (1)  What data domains, types, sources etc. should be within the scope of formal data governance and how should this be determined? (2)  How should responsibility and accountability for this data be allocated?  At the heart of data governance is the requirement to establish business and IT accountability for data.   Read more

Data Quality – an Architecture for Success

October 2019, Nigel Turner, Principal Consultant, EMEA
I started working in data management in the dim and distant days of the mid 1990s when I was part of a small team in the Business Strategy function of a global telecommunications company.  The team had been tasked with exposing the root causes of a problem that the CEO at that time had homed in on.  Although many millions had been spent on acquiring and deploying large scale IT solutions to support the company’s operations, this investment was considered to be at least in part a failure as there was growing evidence that operational inefficiencies and process breakdowns were commonplace, despite the fact that the business cases for these investments had promised …  Read more