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Women in Information Management: Cara Dailey
August 28, 2020

Women in Information Management: Angela Losacco

By FSFP

Angela Losacco is the Vice President of Sales for North America at Collibra, a data intelligence company that utilizes a cloud-based platform to build a data-driven culture for the digital enterprise. We recently connected with Angela – our first executive sales Women in Information Management (WIIFM) profile – to talk about her role and unique industry experience. She shares her…

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August 21, 2020

Engage the Right People at the Right Time

By Becky Lyons

In our experience, we know that people will support what they help create. In order to drive Collibra adoption in the best way possible, stakeholders must be involved with decision-making throughout the implementation – which means stakeholders need to be engaged before implementation starts. The true value of Collibra is actualized when it is used regularly by people in the…

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July 23, 2020

Focus on the Value Case for Driving Adoption

By Becky Lyons

“What’s in it for me?” The answer to this question not only helps to determine the value case for your organization’s initial driver for purchasing Collibra, but it can also be essential to increasing usage and adoption while reinforcing the ongoing value of making the change. Understanding what is valuable Focusing on the value case involves several steps to understand…

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How to Measure Data as an Enterprise Asset
July 20, 2020

How to Measure Data as an Enterprise Asset

By Kelle O'Neal

A framework to start measuring the value of data includes identifying what information needs to be valued and why, determining a valuation philosophy (actual or relative) and determining a valuation approach. To identify what information needs to be valued, determine what types of content is crucial to business operations. This may include transactions, domains, catalogs, documents, metrics, etc. You may…

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A Framework for Data Acquisition with Collibra
July 15, 2020

A Framework for Data Acquisition with Collibra

By Sarah Rasmussen

I recently shared my thoughts on data acquisition best practices, the value of an enterprise data catalog and data governance’s connection to the acquisition process. Building off of that foundation, I’d like to focus now on some specific recommendations for developing a standardized acquisition framework and the role Collibra can play in end-to-end data acquisition process management. When First San…

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Quantifying the Value (and Meaning) of Your Data Assets
June 25, 2020

Quantify the Value (and Meaning) of Data

By Kelle O'Neal

The shift toward digital business is being fueled by data-driven organizations that use a broad spectrum of information management and analytical capabilities to inform decision-making. While this work can be exciting and game-changing, there’s an overarching need for a thoughtful strategy and effective framework for quantifying the value and meaning of an organization’s data assets. Not enough firms focus on…

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Collibra Implementation
June 19, 2020

Mind the Gap – Going from Collibra Implementation to Enterprise Adoption

By Becky Lyons

If your organization has invested in Collibra to enable data governance and metadata management, you’re one step closer to expediting speed to insight and making data intelligence meaningful. While the tool itself is powerful, its real value is actualized when people choose to use it to do their work more efficiently and effectively. This choice is adoption — and adoption…

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thoughts on digital acceleration and transformation from Kelle O'Neal
May 29, 2020

Speed of Change: Journey to Digital Acceleration

By Kelle O'Neal

With remote work, remote learning and digital transformation on the rise, I’m seeing digital acceleration really take hold in several organizations and across industries. While the definition of digital transformation and acceleration may vary from business to business, it’s clear we’re in a state of evolution, with data at the core. Change can always seem daunting and transformation can take…

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data acquisition best practices
May 24, 2020

The Ins and Outs of Data Acquisition: Beliefs and Best Practices

By Sarah Rasmussen

We’re living in the golden age of data. But even at high volumes, many companies struggle with being data rich and insights poor. One approach to augmenting enterprise data is to buy it — a.k.a. data acquisition. Data acquisition involves the set of activities that are required to qualify and obtain external data — and also data that may be…

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April 28, 2020

How to Build Community at Work in Good Times and Bad

By Melanie Deardorff

It’s been about one month since untold millions of businesses around the world have been working virtually for the first time — or at least for such an extended period of time. We’re a veteran at virtual work, but that doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. We don’t have experience fostering community and connections during an all-consuming crisis and,…

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Women in Information Management: Cara Dailey
April 15, 2020

Women in Information Management: Peggy Tsai

By Melanie Deardorff

Peggy Tsai is the Vice President of Data Solutions at BigID, a modern data intelligence platform that uses advanced machine learning and identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their sensitive, customer and employee data. We recently asked Peggy if she would talk about her role and industry experience and share her thoughts on being a woman working in information…

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What is data lineage?
March 23, 2020

Making the Case for Data Lineage

By Catherine Ruef

In a world where data grows at an unprecedented rate and where technology is constantly being improved and reimagined, companies find themselves with an overwhelming amount of data kept (or, rather, lost) in multiple sources. This situation commonly leads to countless wasted hours looking for or wrangling data, pervasive poor data quality, inaccurate or incomplete reporting and lack of compliance….

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Remote work readiness tips
March 13, 2020

Remote Work Readiness: What’s Your Status?

By Kelle O'Neal

We’re a 100%-virtual company with a majority of clients across the US (some international) and our workforce is distributed, as well. We’ve been at this remote work “thing” for a while now — since 2007. It’s ingrained in our DNA. It fits our mission and our values. And it works for our client relationships, too. But this week I was…

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Data Governance as a service, not a program or project
February 18, 2020

Is Data Governance a Project, Team or Program? It’s a Service.

By Melanie Deardorff

At the end of Kelle O’Neal’s recent EDGO (Enterprise Data Governance Online) presentation, a participant raised an interesting question that illustrates just how much data governance has evolved since its inception in the early 2000s. They asked, “what is the difference between data governance and data governance as a service?” It’s a great question with a nuanced answer — and…

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