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Data Insights & Analytics Webinar Series With FSFP
August 17, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Big Data Analytics

By FSFP

Our CEO and Founder Kelle O’Neal facilitated this month’s webinar, Big Data Analytics — part of the ongoing Data Insights & Analytics educational series, which is a partnership with DATAVERSITY. Kelle kicked off the one-hour webinar with a promise to cover trends and interesting new developments occurring in the world of analytics — and what they offer to the way…

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Data governance do's and don'ts from First San Francisco Partners
August 01, 2017

For Data Governance Success, Focus on These Do’s and Don’ts

By FSFP

If you’re struggling to implement a successful and sustainable Data Governance program at your organization, you’re in good company. Many companies repeatedly initiate Data Governance (DG) efforts because their first attempt stalled out or fell flat. Another common scenario: a governance program gets off the ground, but the DG area find it challenging to sustain the program and/or demonstrate its…

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John Ladley, President and Chief Delivery Officer at First San Francisco Partners
July 26, 2017

Get to Know FSFP’s John Ladley

By FSFP

In December 2015, information management veteran John Ladley and his staff at IMCue Solutions, an enterprise information management (EIM) consultancy firm in St. Louis, merged with First San Francisco Partners (FSFP). Since that time, John has been a member of our firm’s management team overseeing the delivery of our consulting services to clients and being one of the key faces…

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Data Insights & Analytics Webinar Series With FSFP
July 24, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Governing Quality Analytics

By FSFP

How effective is your organization in governing its analytics processes and the responsible analytics teams? Are you taking advantage of analytics derived from Big Data? These are questions we posed to the data management professionals dialed in to the July webinar, Governing Quality Analytics, part of the Data Insights & Analytics educational series from DATAVERSITY. First San Francisco Partners’ John…

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July 19, 2017

This is What it Takes to Effectively Communicate a Data Governance Program

By FSFP

Effective communication is key for the launch of any large-scale organizational effort. For firms implementing a new (or revamping an old) Data Governance program, communication may play an even greater role. That’s because Data Governance (DG) can be a foreign-sounding or intimidating term to employees. When you communicate what’s in it for them and why it’s important to govern data,…

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Fundamental Concepts of Data Quality
July 10, 2017

Fundamental Concepts of Data Quality

By Malcolm Chisholm

Data is abstract. We can’t touch it or feel it, so we form mental concepts of it. Similarly, we find it difficult to pin down data quality with its conflicting definitions and terminology. Yet, there are fundamental concepts of data quality that information management professionals should rely on. Data Quality’s Manufacturing Roots Data quality is difficult to define, in part,…

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Becoming a Data-Driven Organization: A Five-Step Process, a downloadable guide from First San Francisco Partners
July 05, 2017

How Data-Driven Organizations Can Focus on Employee Culture

By FSFP

At the heart of a data-driven organization is a data-driven culture where each employee is involved. Sound like the Holy Grail? You’re right; the pursuit to be fully data-driven is a daunting one, because it requires organizational change — and, in many cases, significant change. Changing culture doesn’t happen overnight, but there are steps you can take to shape the…

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Data-Centric Development Webinar Recap from DATAVERSITY and FSFP
June 26, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Data-Centric Development

By FSFP

Our June webinar from DATAVERSITY’S Data Insights & Analytics webinar series featured Malcolm Chisholm, First San Francisco Partners’ Chief Innovation Officer, along with our President John Ladley as moderator. This month’s topic: Data-Centric Development and why organizations that are truly data-driven are shifting their focus from process-centric development to a data-centric approach. At the beginning of the webinar, Malcolm compared…

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Tips for Data Management Novices by Melanie Deardorff
June 19, 2017

Tips for Data Management Novices

By Melanie Deardorff

As a lifelong learner, I’m always up for discovering new places, people and things. As a veteran marketer, the things are the thing I get excited about — especially things related to digital marketing (my focus area). Starting my journey into the world of data management initially left me dazed and confused, but more than one year in I’ve learned…

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The Leader's Data Manifesto
June 06, 2017

Have You Read and Signed The Leader’s Data Manifesto?

By FSFP

Cultural anthropologist, author and speaker Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Now, a small group of leaders from the information management industry — including First San Francisco Partners’ CEO and Founder Kelle O’Neal and our President and Chief Delivery Officer…

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Data Insights & Analytics Webinar Series With FSFP
May 30, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: The Role of a Data Scientist [Interview]

By FSFP

For many people, learning about what others do for a living makes for an interesting conversation — and hearing someone with a passion for their career can be truly inspiring. Our May 4 Data Insights & Analytics webinar audience had the opportunity to learn about the data scientist role, ask questions and be inspired by an engaging conversation with Chief…

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Is Data Quality Important for Big Data?
May 22, 2017

Is Data Quality Important for Big Data?

By John Ladley

By definition, Big Data means a large volume of data. When it comes to the topic of data quality, you may hear that large volumes of data can, in effect, dampen out any data inconsistency. This could lead to a line of thinking that the data quality of Big Data isn’t as important. While conceptually this may be accurate, in…

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FSFP's 10-Year Anniversary
April 26, 2017

Celebrating First San Francisco Partners’ First 10 Years

By Kelle O'Neal

Ten years ago this month, First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) came into being, opening our information management consulting services’ doors. The FSFP team and I are celebrating this milestone and, as they say, taking a walk down memory lane. In many ways, it seems like ages ago vs. a decade ago — but in other ways, it feels like only…

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Data Insights & Analytics Webinar Series With FSFP
April 25, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Building a Flexible and Scalable Analytics Architecture

By FSFP

We kicked off our April 6 Data Insights & Analytics webinar with this polling question: “Where is your organization in its readiness to develop a formal Big Data and analytics architecture?” Our Building a Flexible and Scalable Analytics Architecture audience, which included data management professionals from around the world, could choose one of these answers: We have no plans or…

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