Operationalising PoPI Act – will you be ready?

Jul 14th, 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, it’s no surprise that many of us may have missed last month’s proclamation bringing additional sections of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act into operation.

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MANTA and Infogix team up to provide seamless tracking and governance of data

Jun 25th, 2020

By Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management

Master Data Management’s partners, Infogix, a leading provider of data management solutions, and MANTA, a unified data lineage platform, have announced a new partnership that integrates Infogix’s all-inclusive data management solution, Data360, with MANTA’s unified lineage platform.

Infogix’s Data360 integrated data intelligence platform combines automated capabilities across data governance, data quality and data analytics to streamline data management processes and quickly provide users with actionable insights based on trusted data. By combining Data360 with MANTA’s unified lineage, organisations take IT self-service to the next level, bridging the gap between business and technical users—enabling business users to quickly search and browse metadata harvested by MANTA and curated by Data360.

“At Master Data Management we work to deliver data management value to our customers quickly. This newly announced capability will help our joint customers to rapidly build a view of how data flows through their business,” said Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management. “This means that we can focus on delivering business value, rather than building integrations.”

Having MANTA’s lineage integrated directly into Data360 allows users to assign context to their data by delivering a complete picture of the data’s journey and transformations, presenting the relationships between metadata and Data360’s glossary. Adding context is possible by knowing not only the current status of their data, but also how it was derived, which contributes to a wider use of data across an organisation. The solution empowers all data users, both technical and business professionals, to utilise data and meet strategic goals.

“Companies today are working hard to turn their data into measurable business value. However, many organisations still struggle to properly govern and leverage data,” said Tomas Kratky, CEO of MANTA. “By integrating our data lineage platform with key capabilities of the Data360 solution, organisations can visibly follow data as it flows through complex data systems, ensure its quality, and deliver immediate actionable intelligence to business users across the enterprise.”

MANTA’s platform uses data lineage to understand how data moves through the data supply chain. Users can search through lineage, focus only on selected parts, review previous versions and share lineage views with colleagues.

Data360 streamlines information collection and discovery through data governance, organises and catalogues data across the entire data supply chain, measures data quality and delivers business-ready data to develop deeper insights and realise more value from data.

When combined, the solutions help organisations automatically manage the metadata lifecycle and achieve a shared, company-wide data governance approach while giving users the power to trust their data and make actionable decisions.

“Data lineage is critical because it helps companies see into the context of the data and decipher data’s origins and flow,” said Early Stephens, CEO of Infogix. “MANTA understands the critical capabilities necessary within data lineage to enhance data governance processes, empowering our customers to maintain regulatory compliance, build innovative products, unite diverging lines of business, and enable digital transformation.

Top 5 actions data leaders must take in a COVID-19 world

Jun 11th, 2020

Despite a remote workforce, many organisations still have numbers to crunch, data to analyse, board reports to organise and insights to gain. Now more than ever, organisations need a centralised location for all data, aggregated as a whole, to enable enterprise-wide collaboration.

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