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Driving Better Decisions with Data Governance

The business capabilities presented in our new guide demonstrates how forward-thinking financial services companies are leveraging data governance to create value for the enterprise. Accurate and timely information continues to be a key driver of enabling better decision making. Capabilities such as data principles and strategy, data architecture, organizational roles, authoritative sources, data lineage, data […]

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Data Lake Participants – Roles and Responsibilities

As you may recall, in my last blog I introduced the analogy of the Aggregator to describe utilizing a Data Lake as a Consolidator of information, and I mentioned the three key roles in this model: the Supplier, the Aggregator and the Consumer. In this post I will provide a little more detail on the […]

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Data Lake Consolidation – the Aggregator Analogy

In my last blog, I introduced the concept of the Data Lake as a Consolidator and the critical success factor of applying robust Information Governance to this environment. In this post, I want to introduce an analogy to help visualize this environment and the parties involved. So, a Data Lake as Consolidator. What does that […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Support

The first thing any investment company must do in response to the new SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization is evaluate its current state of readiness. Chances are you have started a compliance program. However, we can help you understand your gaps, including areas where you need immediate action and longer-term changes to support the program. […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Program Challenges

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the challenges you can expect when developing a response program. Expect challenges in various areas: Data Availability: All required data elements may not be available internally. […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Foundational Work

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the foundational work companies should have already completed. By now, you should have a program in place that covers the following work streams: Engage Report Filing […]

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Data Lakes and the Information Governance Critical Success Factor

Since my last post I’ve been working for a client that is actively engaged in establishing a Data Lake for the purpose of supporting their analytics efforts, but also looking to “re-architect” the way their systems collaborate by using this Data Lake environment to control and consolidate all information-sharing interactions within their environment. I was […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Deadlines

In our new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. While you can check out the full guide here, the snippet below shares some of deadlines that the new rules present. Form N-PORT If you are a larger entity with net […]

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5 Informatica World 2018 Sessions to Improve Your Data Management

Two of the biggest data management challenges organizations face today are lack of awareness and security. Informatica World 2018, coming up in two weeks in Las Vegas, is an outstanding opportunity to learn how to mitigate these challenges, whether you’re currently leveraging Informatica tools or in the process of considering them. We’ll be there – […]

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Investment Company Reporting Modernization Goals & Expectations

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below shares the rules’ objectives and expectations. The SEC wants to improve: The quality of information that funds report to the Commission The Commission’s risk monitoring and oversight, examination, […]

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[Guide] SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization

In an effort to increase transparency, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new rules and amendments, called Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules, which require registered investment companies to modernize their reporting and disclosures. While many investment managers have started their journey towards compliance, others have struggled. The new requirements can be daunting for […]

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Addressing the Information Challenge: 7 Ways Governance Can Help

The explosion of data is something that executives across industry are trying to wrap their heads around. Healthcare is no different. In fact, healthcare data is expected to grow 99% – patient data, wearables, medical literature, scientific articles, etc. are adding to the explosion of healthcare information. This data deluge is a big challenge for […]

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Trends in Governance: Enterprise Modeling is Essential

Of all the governance trends, none is more foundational and critical to the success of the governance program – indeed the organization itself – than the need for accurate, consistent, and relevant models that communicate the meaning, use, and residency of the information assets of the enterprise. Modeling not only addresses the integration and ingestion […]

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Trends in Governance: Cross-Enterprise Semantics & Metadata

Addressing the ongoing explosion of data sources and storage options requires establishing consistent metadata attributes and semantic models across the enterprise to effectively govern information as an enterprise asset. The primary objective of any enterprise governance program is to ensure consistent and timely data, so reaching consensus and agreement on a common understanding of concepts […]

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Trends in Governance: Democratization of Ownership

The rise of Big Data, self-service, and more powerful and flexible end-user information visualization and preparation tools is impacting governance in a significant manner with regard to structure, decision rights, and accountabilities. End-users are gaining more control of data, including the ability to integrate and manipulate data for their own purposes, and being able to […]

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Trends in Governance: Business-Centric Capability

Related to the trend of recognizing the difference between information and data, is that governance of information requires it be viewed as a business capability. This recognition is starting to take hold because healthcare organizations are realizing that it is the business needs and drivers that supply the context for the data housed by IT. […]

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Trends in Governance: Look Beyond Compliance, Risk and Analytics

Governance historically has been instituted to support regulatory and compliance needs as well as requirements from business intelligence and analytics. These are still essential aspects of Governance, but more and more programs are broadening their reach to address operational needs and helping to solve operational business challenges. Governance is therefore starting to focus more and […]

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Trends in Governance: Change Management is Critical to Success

A recognition, especially among the practitioners themselves, is that effective change management is the key to successful governance. It is still an elusive and challenging function, but its placement as the critical success factor of a governance program is becoming more and more apparent. While all of the data-as-information points so far are relevant, the […]

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Trends in Governance: Interest from Leadership

In my previous posts I discussed trends impacting governance. In my next few posts I will cover trends in governance – the first of which is Interest from Leadership. Governance is being discussed in the C-suite as a business imperative to the success and growth of a company. As the “Information as an Asset” takes […]

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Trends Impacting Governance: Residency Beyond the Perimeter

Along with Big Data is the recognition that much of the information to be governed is now beyond an enterprise’s firewall. Residency in the Cloud does not excuse an organization from effectively governing this information. If anything, it makes it even more critical for ensuring things like privacy, access and timeliness remain intact. The reality […]

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