Enterprise Data Mgmt

September 7, 2011

Don’t wait for a merger or acquisition to justify data integration

Data integration gets the priority treatment when there's been a merger or acquisition (M&A).  After all the press releases and analysts' reviews of an acquisition, the […]
August 4, 2011

A must to avoid: Worst practices in enterprise data governance

More and more companies are recognizing that they’re accumulating ever-increasing amounts of data but not necessarily gaining business insights from it. The missing link is the […]
July 27, 2011

Business or Technology: Who’s the Boss?

It’s time to stop getting bossed around by technology.  IT groups too often create their list of projects and priorities based on a logical and mainly […]
July 13, 2011

Two key elements to providing data and data integration services

Establishing and operating an Integration Competency Center (ICC)  is clearly an effective approach to breaking down the business, budgetary and political silos within many enterprises. These […]
June 29, 2011

When is ELT the Right Choice?

When I teach data integration concepts in my classes at various corporations or to my students at Northeastern University, one of the topics I address is […]
June 22, 2011

Pros & Cons of ICC Organizational Models

As we discussed in the last post,  the four organizational models most often used to implement ICCs are: best practices, technology standards, shared services and centralized […]