Can you trust your data?

In order to be successful in today’s ultra-competitive business environment, companies must be committed to data. Data needs to truly be at the heart of every decision an organization makes, but this is easier said than done. There is an overwhelming amount of data in every organization. Data is constantly being produced — data about […]

The new change management: automated and decentralized

IT change management has continued to be a hot topic on social media and customer inquiries. As a process symbolizing traditional IT service management and the ITIL framework, it’s under increasing pressure to modernize in response to agile and DevOps trends. However, change management emerged for a reason. I think it’s prudent to look at what, at […]

Decentralization becomes a question of demand

The world for IT architects has seesawed between centralization and decentralization. In the past, centralization was preferred as it promised economies of scale, control, and cost-efficiency. Today, companies are decentralizing in various ways to allow for infrastructure agility and workload portability. A key driver is multi-cloud adoption. Companies see the value in cloud redundancies, resilience, […]

7 Key Big Data Trends to watch in 2021

The time for Big Data is here and how. With an average individual generating about 1.7 megabytes of data through their online activities every second; its usage to track user habits, requirements, expectations as well as in market research and evolution and growth strategies for businesses is seeing new light of the day. Up until […]

2021 Predictions: as cloud adoption accelerates, governance and security become critical

Digital transformation continues to skyrocket as enterprises shift operations to adapt to the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To power this digital-first strategy, enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud services to support remote workflows. As cloud initiatives continue to accelerate in 2021, enterprises must ensure they understand the complex nature of cloud environments and implement […]

How to avoid inefficiencies and engender trust in a data-driven enterprise

Businesses must get better outcomes faster amid the pandemic. Here’s how they can do it. New realities in light of COVID-19 have caused many of us to reimagine our businesses, industries, and lives. As we try to find our way through this period, trusted data can be our guide. Using the right data in the […]

The growing role of data lineage in modern data management

Determining data’s origins and transformations as a way of understanding its business value, trustworthiness, quality, and applicability for specific use case. End consumers of BI reports, analyses, data sets, and other data-driven products have questions that they regularly ask: Where did the data come from? How has it been aggregated and transformed? Who has used […]

Data-as-a- service must become the new standard for datasets

Using open source software, cloud services and a data-as-a-service strategy, companies can get more value from their data, faster. This year, Amazon S3 turned 13 years old. It has become the standard way in which data first lands in the cloud due to its limitless scalability, simple administration and low cost. Today, Amazon Web Services […]

Trends that will disrupt your data & analytic strategy in 2020–2021

Continuous Intelligence, DataOps, Data Democratisation, and Data Meshes are the four major trends in data & analytics I’ve been observing lately. Continuous Intelligence, DataOps, Data Democratisation, and Data Meshes are the four major trends in data & analytics I’ve been observing lately. All of them could become relevant to your business in 2020–21, not because […]

Maturing data governance and data literacy to serve organizations better

Maturing Data Governance means growing an organization’s conception and management of its data assets from a narrow IT project conception to the broader business. Maturing Data Governance means growing an organization’s conception and management of its data assets from a narrow IT project conception to the broader business. Organizations can no longer ignore this approach […]