If you’ve been doing this for a while there are certain questions that continue to pop up. Some you will have a standard answer for and some will change over time as technology or best practices evolve.
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There’s a lot of discussion around realizing value from an organization’s data. Business Intelligence is all the rage nowadays and everyone is busy building data warehouses and that is a good thing. However, if you are in a regulated industry, it is extremely important to be vigilant on your compliance program so that you do not inadvertently cost your organization serious money in terms of fines and sanctions.
It seems that everyone these days is racing to transform their organization in order to take advantage of the Big Data wave. As I’ve been saying for several years, Big Data and Business intelligence are important and valuable technologies every organization should implement if they want to keep up with their competitors.
Happy New Year! This is the start of my fourth year writing this blog for Careers in Government and I am sure many of you that have been following it are wondering what there is left to discuss on the subject of Information Governance? The answer to this can be found in the time honored tradition of “out with the old, in with the new”! Every organization uses the new year to act on some new strategic plan and every Information Governance must be ready for it.
Regardless of how advanced your organization is and how far you have gone down that path to paperless bliss you still have to deal with piles of old paper documents.
If there is one constant in life it’s that change is inevitable. This axiom is painfully obvious when dealing with technology. There is not a week that goes by where our phones do not have a multitude of updates.
A strong information governance program actively removes redundant, obsolete and transient data from the system which improves the quality of information stored in the data lake or warehouse.
Cybersecurity is really everyone’s business. The information technology department can only do so much to keep the wolves at bay. It is up to everyone to be aware of tactics being used, how to respond to them and for Management to understand that the risk of deferred maintenance has become more critical