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Protection of PII Data is Vital: A Slice of PII

Protection of PII Data is Vital: A Slice of PII

“It is not me!” I am not the one making the rules. I was not the person who decided that all personally identifiable information (PII …

Toward a Better Understanding of Metadata – Governance

Toward a Better Understanding of Metadata – Governance

New business and technological disruptions are changing the nature and meaning of Data Governance, fostering new ways to manage and control …

How to Manage Null Values in Your Data Warehouse

How to Manage Null Values in Your Data Warehouse

I’m sure many business intelligence developers have experienced a customer asking why there are null values in their report and what they …

Data Modeling Techniques – Efficiency of Meta-Entities in an ERD

Data Modeling Techniques – Efficiency of Meta-Entities in an ERD

This article considers the simplification of entity-relationship diagrams by the use of meta-entities. Indexes to measure the effectiveness …


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Insight … So What?

Insight … So What?

There is a lot of hype around analytics today, with most of it centered on the word “insight.” It seems that everyone has bought into …

Data Needs to be Made Available

Data Needs to be Made Available

There is an increasing interest in data. Big Data is a concrete manifestation, but also just the tip of the iceberg. In general, there is …

It’s the Information, Not the Medium

It’s the Information, Not the Medium

In a recent training course my company conducted on Information Governance and Data Privacy, I found myself in an interesting position: …

So What if Senior Leadership Loses Interest – Whatever it Takes

So What if Senior Leadership Loses Interest – Whatever it Takes

One topic came up in conversations I had three times this week. The topic was “Senior Leadership is losing interest” and what to do to …


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