Articles by Malcolm Chisholm

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Is the SDLC Relevant to Data-Centric Projects? Summary
There has been a shift from a process-centric view in application development to a data-centric view. Because so much has changed since the SDLC originated, does it really apply to what is being done today?

Topics: Information Management, Data Management

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
04-08-2010
Why Venn Diagrams Don't Work for Data Summary
Malcolm Chisholm explains why we need to find techniques that are oriented specifically to data rather than borrowed from other areas of human experience.

Topics: Information Management, Master Data Management (MDM), Data Management

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
02-06-2010
Definitions in Information Management Summary
Although there is a superficial appreciation of the importance of definitions, too few practical approaches have yet been created to use them effectively in data management.

Topics: Information Management, Data Modeling and Design, Data Governance

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
05-05-2010
Reflections on Identity and Master Data Management Summary
Identity is one particular problem in master data management (MDM). Actually, it is one of the key problems that MDM is trying to solve. But just what is identity, and why is it so difficult?

Topics: Information Management, Master Data Management (MDM)
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by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
07-04-2010
Analysis and Amnesia in IT Summary
With fewer business processes to automate, surely we should need fewer analysts than we have in the past. What exactly are they analyzing these days?

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Modeling and Design, Analytics

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
03-02-2010
The Data Audit Imperative Summary
All data managers need to begin thinking in earnest about data auditing.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Data Modeling and Design, Business Rules, Enterprise Information Management (EIM)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
02-12-2009
Master Data Management and the Challenge of Reality Summary
Malcolm Chisholm reminds us that records cannot be created in the absence of governance with the expectation that they can be matched up later.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Master Data Management (MDM)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
07-10-2009
Introducing Principles-Based Data Governance Summary
A principles-based data governance approach will seek to replace poor existing principles with better ones and empower stakeholders to implement them without prescribing how it should be done. Malcolm Chisholm explains how this will avoid creating bureaucratic overhead and give the enterprise a reasonable way to implement effective data governance.

Topics: Information Management, Data Quality, Data Governance, Information Quality (IQ)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
01-07-2009
Rethinking Definition Summary
Malcolm Chisholm explains that acknowledging definitions have to be captured rather than gathered, and that they can be continuously improved, will make them more valuable to the enterprise over time.

Topics: Information Management, Data Quality, Data Governance, Information Quality (IQ)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
06-05-2009
A Brief Review of Indicator and Flag Columns Summary
Indicators and flags seem to be often passed over as rather simple, but they are worth thinking about. Because not a lot is written about indicator columns, Malcolm Chisholm shares his personal view of them based on his experience.

Topics: Information Management, Data Quality, Data Governance, Information Quality (IQ)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
07-01-2009
The Top 10 Data Modeling Endless Debates of All Time Summary
Is there just one data model to solve a problem? Why are data models such a tough sell to the enterprise? These questions, among others, surface in Malcolm Chisholm's list of the top ten data modeling endless debates of all time.

Topics: Information Management, Data Quality, Data Governance, Information Quality (IQ)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
03-12-2008
The Record: An Item of Master Data Summary
Managing records represents a major challenge for enterprise information management, but it is one that must be faced.

Topics: Information Management, Data Quality, Data Governance, Information Quality (IQ)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
03-09-2008
Six Architectural Styles of Data Hubs Summary
What exactly do data hubs offer? The answer to that really depends on the type of hub being considered. This article briefly review six common styles of hub from the perspective of their architectures.

Topics: Information Management, Data Quality, Data Governance, Information Quality (IQ)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
06-08-2008
Normalizing Reference Data Summary
Many databases are created in third, or a higher, normal form only to be populated with reference data that is chaotic and self-evidently nonstandard. This can have a profound negative impact that offsets the main advantage of a normalized database design

Topics: Information Management, Metadata

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
09-07-2008
Business Intelligence Problems and the Abstraction-Translation Paradigm Summary
Enterprise information architecture is complex and consists of many different perspectives, each of which is valid in its own right. Unfortunately, no single perspective corresponds to the complete reality of architecture.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Information Integration (EII), Operational Business Intelligence, Enterprise Information Management (EIM)

by Malcolm Chisholm | 0 comments
04-06-2008

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