One of the interesting things that I have noticed is that most people think data governance is a technical or analytical subject, but in reality the majority of Data Governance activities are undertaken by business users. I have discovered the most successful Data Governance schemes are run as change management initiatives, led and supported by individuals with well developed soft skills.
Category: Data Management
Many of you will be aware of the news that Google were given access to healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients, the encrypted data was shared under an NHS data sharing agreement for the purposes of using google...
The term “Big Data” is highly reminiscent of terms like “Big Pharma”, and it has a tendency to make consumers and professionals alike a bit nervous. However, whereas Big Pharma refers to large pharmaceuticals companies with market sway and seemingly countless political lobbyists, big data simply refers to the exponentially rapid growth of large data sets and the ability to analyse them.
Throughout my career I’ve been involved in projects which have covered: introduction of a new IT software solution, a new version of the same software or migration to a different vendor.
In all cases getting historic data (for clarity I use the term “data” to mean electronic information and documents, including paper hard copy) into the “new” system is a major consideration.
Whilst a lot of time has been spent selecting the new system…. the important element of migrating historic data into it appears to be an afterthought.