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The Data Management Playbook For 2017

Your Business Is Only As Fast As Your Data

Today, what you know and how well you use it is fueling your competitiveness and growth. The way your firm provisions and manages data has to change to keep up with empowered customers and nimble...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Stewardship And Discovery Providers, Q2 2017

    The 12 Providers That Matter The Most And How They Stack Up
    June 26, 2017 | Henry Peyret

    In our 28-criteria evaluation of data governance stewardship and discovery (DGSD) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Alation, ALEX Solutions, BackOffice Associates, Cloudera,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Enhance Your Data Governance To Meet New Privacy Mandates

    The EU's GDPR Will Require Firms To Be More Transparent With Their Customers' Data
    March 28, 2017 | Henry Peyret

    Data governance traditionally addresses privacy simply by classifying data for masking or anonymization. But the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change that. It introduces new...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Data Performance Management Is A Must-Have, Not A Nice-To-Have

    Performance Management: The Data Management Playbook
    February 6, 2017 | Michele Goetz

    Insight is the engine of today's businesses. The value of a company can be measured by the performance of its data. This report helps enterprise architects (EAs) and chief data officers (CDOs)...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Evaluate Your Data Management Readiness For Systems Of Insight

    Assessment: The Data Management Playbook
    February 2, 2017 | Michele Goetz

    Systems of insight (SOIs) will create a culture where what you do with data is more important than how you manage it. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals will need to adopt the core values...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Reboot Your Information Governance Program With An Outside-In Perspective

    Processes: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook
    January 9, 2017 | Cheryl McKinnon

    New actors — partners, clients, and citizens — are now stakeholders in information governance (IG) strategies for customer-obsessed enterprises. Enterprise architects and their peers in security,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Divide (BI Governance From Data Governance) And Conquer

    Performance Management: The Business Intelligence Playbook
    January 4, 2017 | Boris Evelson

    The age of the customer and business agility require new approaches to business intelligence (BI) governance. Technology-management-centric, restrictive, and inflexible governance processes no...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Data Governance Stewardship And Discovery Solutions

    Data Governance Stewardship And Discovery Solutions To Govern Systems Of Insight
    November 30, 2016 | Henry Peyret

    In 2015, Forrester identified a new market category: data governance stewardship. These offerings help companies navigate their journey toward data citizenship. The market is continuing to develop...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Six Frameworks To Manage Your Big Data Privacy Concerns And Risks

    Assess Your Data Practices And Protect Customer And Employee Privacy
    October 21, 2016 | Heidi Shey

    As companies store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data from email, social networks, sensors, IT systems, public data stores, and other sources, they need to be aware that much of it could be...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Data Stewards Are Set Up To Fail

    September 19, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    Traditional data stewardship models work to alleviate data governance tasks for end users. With increasing data volumes and expansion of the knowledge workforce, data stewards are quickly...

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

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    Report Case Study: Seattle Children's Hospital Adopts A Healthy Approach To Data And Analytics

    The CDO Analytics Team Drives Better Patient Health And Business Results With Insights Services
    August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    Healthcare organizations face a daunting task of improving patient experience, reducing per capita costs and improving health outcomes with efficient and scalable yet personalized services. In...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Want To Drive Actionable Insights? Refuel Your Data Management Engine Today

    Benchmarks: The Data Management Playbook
    May 25, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    As more businesses seek to turn their data into actionable insights, enterprise architecture (EA) and data management pros find themselves managing a deluge of data-related requests and...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Brief: Establish A Data Governance Journey Toward Data Citizenship

    April 27, 2016 | Henry Peyret

    Data governance (DG) has long struggled because it oversimplified three key elements of a governance model: objectives, structure, and processes. As firms become more insights-driven, the...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Data Leadership Drives Government Transformation: Hail To The Chief (Of Data)

    Governments Appoint CDOs In All But The Name
    March 22, 2016 | Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    Governments struggle to meet the rising expectations of their citizens. Despite budget shortfalls and skills deficits, however, many governments have begun to successfully leverage a plentiful...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report TechRadar™: Big Data, Q1 2016

    Landscape: The Information Strategy and Architecture Playbook
    March 10, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna, Brian Hopkins

    To remain competitive, firms absolutely must mine insights from vast and diverse data sets. However, the complexity of the big data technology ecosystem can stall key initiatives to improve...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Brief: What Customers Look For In Data Governance Stewardship Applications

    March 3, 2016 | Henry Peyret

    Data architects and data managers must optimize their use of new data governance stewardship applications to get the most out of them. While this is true for any new application, this nascent...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Stewardship Applications, Q1 2016

    Seven Providers Support The Data Governance 2.0 Journey
    February 22, 2016 | Henry Peyret

    Data has proven itself a strategic asset for digital transformations and is becoming key to everything from improved marketing to exploring new business models. In this expanded role, data...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Data Preparation Tools

    Data Self-Service Breaks Down Barriers In Systems Of Insight
    February 3, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    Analysts and consumers of data both spend significant amounts of time wrangling data in order to conduct analyses and gain insights. The data in their systems lacks the context of their questions,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Customer Ecosystems Demand Outcome-Oriented Data Governance

    Process: The Data Management Playbook
    February 1, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    Data governance (DG) programs have a way of starting and then fading away. This creates peaks and valleys in an organization's ability to know its customers and engage relevantly with them....

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report A New Set Of Challenges Keeps Information Governance Professionals Up At Night

    Key Findings From The Forrester Research And ARMA International Records Management Online Survey, Q2 2015
    January 21, 2016 | Cheryl McKinnon

    Customer obsession and the move to digital business are disrupting information governance (IG) processes as content and communication move to cloud and collaborative platforms. But life-cycle...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Data Quality Solutions, Q4 2015

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    December 14, 2015 | Michele Goetz

    In Forrester's 30-criteria evaluation of data quality solution vendors, we identified the 13 most significant software providers — BackOffice Associates, Experian, IBM, Informatica, Information...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Data Governance Stewardship Applications

    Data Governance 2.0 Triggers A New Application Category
    November 5, 2015 | Henry Peyret, Michele Goetz

    In 2013, Forrester identified an emerging market of data stewardship tools to give data stewards and governance teams a workbench to support data management and data governance. While workflows,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Enterprises Continue To Operationalize eDiscovery

    Align Technology Decisions To eDiscovery Use Cases And Corporate Pain Points
    November 2, 2015 | Cheryl McKinnon

    eDiscovery is not one single technology market, and few software providers can fulfill all of an organization's needs. Enterprise architects — particularly those in litigation-prone...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Compose Digital Data To Create A Symphony Of Insight

    Systems Of Insight Succeed When Data Is Tuned For Context And Action
    October 30, 2015 | Michele Goetz

    Semantic approaches are coming of age and providing the data context to enable insight that drives business executives toward meaningful action. Organizations and vendors are building solutions...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Four Things Data Scientists Wish You Knew

    Get The Most Out Of Your Data Science Investments
    October 26, 2015 | Brian Hopkins

    In a business environment increasingly characterized by the imperative to use deeper insights to engage customers and outpace competitors, data science is a hot topic. But data science is very...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Top Performers Appoint Chief Data Officers

    CIOs Must Partner With Their CDOs To Bridge The Data Maturity Gap

    There's a new kid in town, and it's the chief data officer (CDO). The new position arose from a growing awareness of the value of data and recognition of an inability to take advantage of the...