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  • Does Data Governance Make You Shudder?

    Jun 24, 2019

    Reading Time: 4 minutes At a recent vendor conference, I found myself talking with a varied group of technology professionals. Two were technology generalists, one was a data engineer, one was responsible for transportation technology at a major university (think autonomous vehicles, traffic sensors, etc.), another was responsible for university student and teacher data (lesson plans, research findings, etc.), and one was responsible for his organization’s IT security.  During the conversation, someone mentioned data governance. Immediately there was a…..

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  • Compliance 101 for Oracle DBAs

    Nov 25, 2014

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Regulatory compliance issues are top-of-mind for today’s senior executives. New laws and industry regulations are changing how organizations acquire, store, manage, retain and dispose of data. Every Oracle DBA should be aware of these changes because of their sweeping impacts on the DBA job role. Compliance goes hand-in-hand with security because regulations often mandate that organizations be able to attest or even prove that data—and therefore databases—are secure and controlled. In this context, Oracle DBAs…..

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  • The High Cost of Bad Data—And How To Avoid Paying It

    Nov 20, 2014

    Reading Time: 2 minutes How much is bad data costing your organization? Data is only useful if it is timely, relevant and reliable. Incorrect, redundant and incomplete data introduces risks that negatively impact business operations and skew business analytics/decision-making. Poor data quality also impacts information security and compliance programs. And as businesses amass more and more data, just the cost of storing bad data becomes significant. Looking at “the big picture,” the cost of bad data to organizations is…..

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  • Financial Services Spotlight: Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting

    Jul 17, 2014

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The finance, risk and compliance departments of any financial services firm all need fast and comprehensive access to business data in order to measure performance, manage risk and report to regulators and clients. But each department needs a specific view, whether strategic, operational or a combination of the two. Risk data aggregation in particular has garnered considerable attention since the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk…..

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