- finding the relevant information is difficult. Making things worse, the same group is not usually responsible for structured and unstructured data.
- lack of clarity on data ownership.
- each group within the enterprise has its own set of tools and technology.
- tight coupling between applications and data sources.
- data base issues including lack of standards, data redundancy, and data myopia.
- lack of common vocabularies for the same subject area
- disconnect between technical architecture, business processes, and corporate policies
- existence of information silos, silo mentality, and silo organizations within the enterprise
- lack of data skills. I believe that our universities do not train the types of skills we need in this area. I will discuss this later separately.
Enterprise Information Management and Business Integrity
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A few weeks ago, I spoke at RSM Erasmus university in Rotterdam on enterprise information management and its challenges. To describe the enterprise information challenges, I used the elephant metaphor of reality. I used that metaphore to imply that large enterprises usually do not look at the enterprise information challenges holistically. Some groups within the enterprise act like those blind men and believe that the enterprise information challenges are solved when their local problems are fixed:-). In the talk, I mentioned a number of those local problems. A few of them are: