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Baselining Enterprise Data—First Priority for a New CDO

As data becomes simultaneously more important and more complex, new job roles to support and make use of all this data are appearing. One such role is especially notable: that of Chief Data Officer (CDO). A CDO maximizes the value of data, ensuring that data quality is maintained, data strategies align with business goals, and data is formulated and distributed so as to provide insights for the entire organization. It may be a new role, but it’s fast becoming an important one. It’s estimated that 90 percent of large enterprises will have CDOs by 2019. read more...

Data Lineage: Keeping Pace with Changes in Your Big Data Landscape

Data Lineage, Data FlowAny organization that has existed for more than just a couple of years probably has data residing on a confusing hodgepodge of servers from different vendors that may support different platforms. These heterogeneous big data ecosystems have been cobbled together to work harmoniously, but too often the connections between systems are poorly documented. Millions of data items may change every day, but most organizations would probably be hard pressed to say exactly where and how their data changes. read more...

IT Audit: How to Be Prepared for Audit Requirements

Information System Audit: IT Audit Checklist

No one looks forward to an IT audit, but an audit is critical for exposing problems with data or procedures. An organization lives or dies based on the quality of its data and the orderly flow of that data. IT auditing is essential for verifying that an IT environment is healthy, that IT is aligned with business objectives, and that data integrity is always maintained. Information System audits can provide a great deal of useful advice, and with a little advance preparation an audit can be painless and efficient. read more...

What is Data Lineage and Why You Should Care About It?

Data Lineage

Data Lineage is Like a Family Tree

First things first, what is data lineage? In simple terms it's the flow of data from its origin till the end. To put it in better context, a parallel can be drawn with the family tree.  A family tree is knowing family relationships such as where you come from and who your ancestors were. Very valuable information can be drawn from one's family lineage. Besides increasing knowledge of one's origin, contributing to genealogy, discovering the birth and the death rates, it is remarkable in helping to identify medical history. Medical history is a secondary benefit of knowing family lineage but one that has immense benefits. read more...

Meet ROKITT at STARWEST

STARWEST (Software Testing Analysis & Review West) Conference is a gathering place for software testers, developers, and managers to interact and learn how to improve software-testing practices. This year it takes place in Anaheim, California read more...

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