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    Report The Anatomy Of A System Of Insight

    Understand How Systems Of Insight Turn Data Into Action
    March 22, 2017 | Brian Hopkins, Michele Goetz

    Your big data strategy is likely too little, too late. Customers are changing their expectations too quickly, and data lakes are becoming swamps. Insights-driven disruptors are using systems of...

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    Report Four Steps To A Data Management Strategy In Light Of Big Data

    Strategic Plan: The Data Management Playbook
    March 13, 2017 | Michele Goetz, Mike Gualtieri

    Data is the lifeblood of your entire organization. It should enlighten every function of the business, including customer experience (CX), operations, marketing, sales, service, and finance. A data...

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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)...

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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...

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    Report Personalized, Fast Data Delivers Business Outcomes Your CEO Cares About

    Vision: The Data Management Playbook
    December 21, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    As investment in data and analytics has risen, satisfaction in analytic capabilities has decreased and dissatisfaction has increased. The crux of the situation is that data management can't start...

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    Report Create A Road Map For A Real-Time, Agile, Self-Service Data Platform

    Road Map: The Data Management Playbook
    December 19, 2016 | Michele Goetz, Noel Yuhanna

    Data bottlenecks create business bottlenecks. The days of provisioning data to simply meet the requirements of systems of record are over. Business stakeholders at the executive and...

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    Report Put The Business Back In Your Data Management Business Case

    Business Case: The Data Management Playbook
    December 19, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    Be customer-driven: It's time for enterprise architects to put the business back in the business case. They need to partner with business stakeholders to define where and how data will advance the...

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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...

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    Report Brief: How Machines Decide — Data Drives AI

    Artificial Intelligence Lives And Dies On Information
    August 3, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is more than just algorithms. Before machines can learn and decide, they need the right information inputs. A well-built collection ensures autonomous machine decisions...

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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...

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    Report Brief: The MDM Crossroad — To Graph Or Not To Graph?

    Mastering Context For Digital Business Calls For MDM Innovation
    May 5, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    Enterprise architects and their business stakeholders have seen master data management (MDM) as a silver bullet for achieving a single view of the business. But they've also seen it as a curse due...

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    Report Lost In Data Translation? Forrester's Data Taxonomy To The Rescue

    Tools And Technology: The Data Management Playbook
    April 19, 2016 | Michele Goetz, Boris Evelson

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What's the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data-as-a-service? Are columnar databases also relational? These...

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    Report Data Technology Pathfinder

    Landscape: The Data Management Playbook
    March 30, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    The variety, velocity, and volume of data continue to explode. Business stakeholders want direct access to diverse data. Firms now set policies and assume the risk of data management and usage. In...

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    Report Design Tomorrow's Data Management For Agility In Context

    March 22, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    Traditional data management programs continue to emphasize data collection, rational storage, and business access while overlooking the context of business data usage. This lack of business...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management, Q1 2016

    The 12 MDM Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    March 16, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of master data management (MDM) solution vendors, we identified the 12 most significant software providers in the category — IBM, Informatica, Liaison...

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    Report Your Business Is Only As Fast As Your Data

    Executive Overview: The Data Management Playbook
    March 11, 2016 | Michele Goetz, Nasry Angel

    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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    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,...

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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....

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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    Report Quick Take: Teradata Must Lean Hard Into BT

    Teradata Reinvents Itself As A Data Management ESV As Disruption Hits The Industry With Full Force
    October 23, 2015 | Brian Hopkins, Michele Goetz

    Teradata has enjoyed dominance as the best-of-breed in data warehousing for the largest of enterprises. But unprecedented disruption from open source solutions, simple cloud-based options, and...

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    Report Yes, Data Management Can Be Agile

    October 20, 2015 | Michele Goetz

    Tech management pros must continually optimize a broad array of elements: business processes, application experiences, ecosystem relationships, and technology infrastructure. Within their domain,...

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    Report Forrester's Data Management Architecture Self-Assessment Model

    What Are Your Organization's Data Management Architecture Capabilities?
    September 1, 2015 | Michele Goetz

    Forrester's Data Management Architecture Self-Assessment Model tool will help enterprise architects plan their path toward a data management practice positioned for today's insight needs and...

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    Report An Interview With The 2014 Turing Award Winner: Dr. Michael Stonebraker

    A Serial DBMS Entrepreneur Looks At Big Data
    July 21, 2015 | Nasry Angel, Michele Goetz

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) honors individuals for "major contributions of lasting importance to computing" with its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nobel...