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February 13, 2018

Here’s What’s on the Mind of Today’s Data Management Professional

By John Ladley

A few weeks into the new year, my calendar is already filling up with the industry events, webinars and podcasts I plan to join this year. I’ll show up (or dial in) to share my thoughts on all things data — strategy, management, quality, governance, architecture, analytics, et al — and field questions from hundreds of people. Some will be…

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Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture Webinar
February 12, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture

By Melanie Deardorff

Simplifying things doesn’t mean it’s simple or easy to do, but it’s a worthwhile effort that can deliver value. This was the underlying theme of our February DATAVERSITY webinar, Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture, which was sponsored by Looker Data. Our webinar presenters, Founder and CEO of First San Francisco Partners Kelle O’Neal and our Chief Delivery Officer…

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Deborah Henderson is an experienced, data management consultant for First San Francisco Partners
January 30, 2018

Women in Information Management: Deborah Henderson

By FSFP

Deborah Henderson, a consultant with First San Francisco Partners, has more than 30 years of experience in data and information management consulting, working in a variety of industries. While, at first glance, her credentials might sound similar to our other consultants with their decades of industry experience, Deborah’s background is particularly unique in that she’s spent years volunteering for a…

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Data Remediation
January 15, 2018

What is Data Remediation and Why is It Needed?

By Angie Pribor

Over the last two decades of working in information management, I’ve had many opportunities to work on large-scale projects that have a heavy reliance upon high-quality, fit-for-purpose data. Back when master data projects were leading (and bleeding) edge, we didn’t know what we didn’t know (as they say). And in those early days, we also didn’t know a lot about…

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January 08, 2018

DIA Webinar Recap: Keys to Creating an Analytics-Driven Culture

By Melanie Deardorff

We kicked off 2018 with another Data Insights & Analytics webinar — an ongoing series of monthly educational programs produced in partnership with DATAVERSITY. Our January 4 topic, Keys to Creating an Analytics-Driven Culture, brought in more than 100 attendees on a week where most everyone was still getting into the post-New Year’s Day work groove. Our co-presenters, Kelle O’Neal and…

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First San Francisco Partners top 10 blog posts for 2017
December 29, 2017

FSFP’s Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017

By FSFP

Time flies when you’re having fun blogging about information management, data governance, data quality, GDPR, et al. As our First San Francisco Partners subject matter experts and marketing team wrap up our second year with the company blog, we’re celebrating a productive 2017 with 40 new stories. Since we’re all about the data, we checked Google Analytics to see which…

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Data Governance Survey Results Infographic
December 20, 2017

Data Governance Survey Results [Infographic]

By FSFP

Earlier this year, we surveyed Data Governance practitioners to uncover who owns the governance program at their organization and what opportunities and obstacles they are facing. We shared survey respondents’ feedback in a State of Data Governance survey story on our blog and are highlighting key findings in a new infographic. The Data Governance survey covered roles and responsibilities, governance…

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Data Governance pitfalls by Kelle O'Neal at First San Francisco Partners
December 19, 2017

Data Governance Best Practices: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

By Kelle O'Neal

Are you at the early stages of planning a Data Governance initiative at your company? Did you start implementing a governance program, only to see progress stall? If your Data Governance journey is not quite what you expected it to be, you can get back on track by following time-tested best practices — and sidestepping common pitfalls. These are the…

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Trends in Data Analytics: From Database to Analyst Webinar Recap
December 18, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Trends in Data Analytics — From Database to Analyst

By FSFP

Our Data Insights & Analytics series ended the year with the Trends in Data Analytics – From Database to Analyst webinar on December 7. The education session focused on what’s trending in information management – the opportunities and potential obstacles for 2018 related to people, technology, data and processes. Webinar presenters Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley led webinar participants through…

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All I Want for Christmas is Better Data Quality
December 06, 2017

All I Want for Christmas is Better Data Quality

By John Ladley

This holiday season has me thinking about gifts for family and friends and also for my friends and colleagues in the information management industry — like the many senior executives I’ve worked with over my 30+ years. What do you give the executive who has everything? Better quality data, of course. Because data quality is that perfect present for today’s…

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Leverage data debt for data management and data governance
November 29, 2017

Why Data Debt is a Powerful Metric for Proving Data Management and Governance

By John Ladley

“Data debt” is a term based on the concept of “technology debt,” which comes from the Agile software development world. Technology debt refers to the cost of deferring a software feature, or choosing an easy and/or quick solution instead of a more thoughtful one that would take longer (or be more difficult) to achieve. As a concept and metric, data…

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Data Visualization Webinar
November 28, 2017

DIA Webinar Recap: Keys to Effective Data Visualization

By FSFP

Data visualization (a.k.a. data viz) is a hot topic in the world of data analytics — and that’s why we were excited to cover it on the November Data Insights & Analytics webinar, Keys to Effective Data Visualization. Webinar presenters Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley tackled the data viz topic from a variety of angles, kicking off the conversation with…

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Information Management vs. Data Management at FSFP
November 22, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Information Management and Data Management?

By Kelle O'Neal

In our buzzword-heavy industry, there can be confusion about the meaning of words and phrases. Take Data Management and Information Management, for example. Is there a difference between the two? After all, data is information — right? Well, yes and no. What is Data? Tech Target defines data as “information that has been translated into a form that is efficient…

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

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Lake Architecture

By FSFP

More than 250 data management professionals dialed in to our October webinar on Data Lake Architecture. The webinar, which is part of the Data Insights & Analytics series, is produced in partnership with DATAVERSITY and is the first Thursday of each month. First San Francisco Partners’ John Ladley and Kelle O’Neal were the webinar presenters. They shared their perspectives on…

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