If data is an asset, what type of asset is it?

01/07/2015

We are often reminded to treat data as an asset, in fact this is something I do quite regularly with my work frequently covering both data and asset management. Thinking of data as an asset helps people to think about data having value and needing to be cared for. This then leads to the question:

What type of asset is data?

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More than just good governance: Who is actually managing your data?

11/06/2015

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You may have good governance practises and robust data management processes in place but who is actually keeping your data updated; or in some cases not? Whilst most organisations agree that having a data quality framework in place is the right thing to do, are those same organisations putting enough effort into understanding what really happens in the processes around data operations? Read the rest of this entry »


ISO 8000:150 as a framework for data governance

26/03/2015

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In this sixth and last blog post about ISO 8000:150 we will look at the foundations that ISO 8000:150 provides for a data governance framework. For an overview of the standard, please see ISO 8000:150–A framework for Data Quality Management.

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ISO 8000:150-Organisational approaches to Data Quality Management

11/02/2015

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In this fifth blog post about ISO 8000:150 we will look at the organisational approaches that form part of the overall data quality management approach defined in this standard. For an overview of the standard, please see ISO 8000:150–A framework for Data Quality Management. Read the rest of this entry »


ISO 8000:150-Data Quality Improvement

29/01/2015

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In this fourth blog post about ISO 8000:150 we will look at the Data Quality Improvement processes that form part of the overall data quality management approach defined in this standard. For an overview of the standard, please see ISO 8000:150–A framework for Data Quality Management. Read the rest of this entry »


Measure Twice Cut Once! – Gathering Data through Asset Surveys

21/01/2015

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All too often there is requirement to physically verify assets in situ, in other words to do a survey.  The scope and nature of information to be gathered can vary significantly dependent on the business’s perceived objectives, but ultimately it is the ‘Asset Inventory/ Register’ with pertinent asset attributes and a likely inclusion of a condition assessment.

The activity of asset surveying is not only labour intensive and costly, requiring consolidation of data and information sources, but requires careful consideration on what the outputs will deliver in terms of business benefits.

So what are some of potential outputs are we talking about from the exercise?

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The Decision Support Triangle

13/01/2015

imageWhen considering which Decision Support tools are needed to meet organisational objectives, you need to consider far more than just the tool itself in order to ensure successful outcomes.

 

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