Webinar Recap: Data Architecture and Data Governance

Earlier this month, our founder and CEO Kelle O’Neal was the featured speaker on a Data Architecture and Data Governance: A Powerful Data Management Duo webinar. The program was sponsored by IDERA, a company that helps businesses design, develop and deploy enterprise data with productivity tools that can minimize risk and maximize profitability. On the webinar, Kelle talked about the…

Metrics for Data Architecture Effectiveness

Does your data architecture practice work? Has it had an impact on your organization? How do you know? Some people may believe data architecture is “just good hygiene” and that it “has to be done” because it is too conceptual for the impact to be measured. I disagree. It can and should be measured. Data architecture as a practice is…

A Round-up of Our Hottest Data Management Articles

We started our blog back in April 2016, and today we’re celebrating our 100th article with a look back on the top five most popular ones, based on the highest number of views, reader comments and shares on social media. If you’re new to our blog, we cover a variety of topics (to date, more than 20) from our data…

Prepare for the Future of Data Architecture

In today’s data-never-sleeps reality, technology is changing at a fast clip and it can be challenging to keep pace with the latest innovations in data architecture, while navigating the needs of business and technology. As many organizations make the journey toward digital business transformation, having a robust data architecture is essential for leveraging new capabilities in big data, IoT, data…

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Lake Architecture

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…

Data Architecture and Data Governance: What’s the Relationship?

Batman and Robin. Hans Solo and Chewbacca. Mario and Luigi. Just like these famous pairings, so it is for Data Architecture and Data Governance — they’re aligned to support each other in a variety of ways. What’s tops on this data management duo’s list? Their shared goal of creating standards and guidelines to support the enterprise (think: increasing operational efficiency,…

DIA Webinar Recap: Building a Flexible and Scalable Analytics Architecture

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…

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse

Are you Team Data Lake or Team Data Warehouse? Which one does your organization have and actively use? Are there plans to enhance (i.e., improve, streamline and/or upgrade or replace) your data repository this year? If you’re interested in getting First San Francisco Partners’ take on the “best” solution for your organization, we hope you attended our February 2 Data Insights & Analytics (DIA) webinar.

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Insights and Analytics Frameworks

A new year brings a new focus to our monthly webinar partnership with DATAVERSITY. The 2017 series, Data Insights & Analytics, will feature our perspectives on the strategy, framework, technology and practical application of business intelligence and analytics. More than 180 information management professionals joined our January 5 webinar, Data Insights and Analytics Frameworks.