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Enterprise Modeling: Getting it Right is Key to Enterprise Information Management
By Andy Field

Failure to achieve the value of an enterprise information model, as the foundation for EIM, continues to frustrate those responsible for implementing EIM in many organizations. In this article we will identify some common reasons for this and present some suggestions for improving your chances of success.

Monthly Columnists

Larissa Moss

As I was cleaning out my file drawers the other day, I came across an old DM Review article on Data Warehousing Security written by Kenneth Allard and Ramon Barquin. Those of you in the healthcare industry will recognize Ken and Ramon’s lead-in story as a type of breach of patient privacy and confidentiality, which led to the stringent HIPAA regulation.

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Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.

A data strategy is a data management strategy – choices we make about how to manage data assets.

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Bruce Johnson

Acquiring funding for analytic efforts is a significant challenge that most organizations face at one time or another, often year after year. Companies of all sizes, projects small and large, all have to be able to justify a reason for their effort and a reason for any funds required for the successful development and deployment of the end solution.

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Pete Stiglich

Many organizations take a shortcut (they think) on the time required for modeling by skipping the vital step of developing a Conceptual Data Model (CDM). Conceptual Data Models describe the business and should be developed before attempting to develop any kind of solution model, be that for a Data Warehouse, OLTP, MDM, or any other application.

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Letter From The Editor

The November issue of EIMInsight Magazine features articles from contributing authors Pete Stiglich and returning author Andy Field.  Both articles focus on the importance of modeling and how modeling can affect the outcome of any successful project.  Anne Marie Smith, Larissa Moss and Bruce Johnson focus on three crucial aspects of any project success, strategy, funding and security.

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