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Do you trust your data?

If not, why not?

 

Ask Yourself

Do you trust your data? Are you asking the right questions? Do executives at your organization make decisions based on "gut feel"? Do you have a culture where employees are comfortable challenging executives with data?

​New research shows only 24% of business decision makers, from junior managers to the C-suite, feel fully confident in their ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with that data—the fundamental skills that define a person’s data literacy.

Why is it important to trust your data?

Because the result of truthful, cleaned and well-governed data with a team that encouraged data literacy and encourages a "culture of desilofication" is unique, insightful, and data-driven ideas.

What is Data Literacy?

Let's think of the growth of data. While there is an average of 4,785 interactions per person today, it was only 300 per day in 2017. This begs the question, how far off with the 175 ZB prediction be in 1, 2, or 5 years’ time​?​

Because of this data explosion, it will be more important than ever to hone your decision-making skills by learning to ask the right questions of your data, interpret your findings and take informed action, which is the basis for data literacy.

Approach to Data Literacy

In work and at home, data knowledge plays apart of all conversation…sports, politics, dinner conversations. 

SME offers our clients a common approach to achieving the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data.

Data Governance Implementation

You might be wondering what implementing data governance would look like for your business.

The overall key of data governance is trusting your data. Beyond that, data governance involves policies, rules and accountability for overseeing data, including mapping out business value drivers to data expectations.

IT vs Business

Good data governance is not something that the IT team or the business team can do on their own.

​To achieve data governance that works, SME encourages both sides of an organization to work together in harmony, each knowing their own the each other's roles in handling data.

Adaptive Governance

Adaptive governance is a fresh organizational function approach which will drive traditional data governance into the modern era and prepare organizations for emergent technologies in the coming years.

SME encourages an adaptive governance approach because it creates a balance between the agility and autonomy sides of data governance.

Balancing Governance with Self-Service

SME optimizes our clients' data by maintaining balance between the goals of self-service and the goals of governance.

SME Can Help You

A Single, Truthful Source of Data

A unified data catalog results in a organization wide culture of data literacy built on trust.

Learn how SME can help implement a collaborative and transparent environment, so the creation of an unified data catalog helps maintain confidence across data sources and destinations.

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Data Dictionaries and Glossaries

Do you need an efficient way to look up data definitions?

Learn how to implement a data glossary that allows for all of your employees to access data terms used throughout your organization.

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Understand the lineage of your data

Do you have trouble understanding the lineage of your data?

Learn more about data lineage reports, including how they can show users all the instances that a piece of data is referred to, making everything trackable.

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SME's Data Literacy Webinar

How do you build a culture that thrives on data literacy and enhances an organization's ability to make data-driven decisions from the top down?

Watch our webinar to learn more about what data literacy is, the main characteristics of a data literate culture, and how to implement a data literacy program.

Our Other BI Value Quadrants

Data Storage And Processing

Finding the right Data Storage and Processing solution can result in better flexibility in scaling and workload management, better control of the cost of storage and computing, and a better source of your data that allows for real-time analysis and reporting. Learn how SME consults on finding the right strategies, objectives and activities to fulfill your strategic plan.

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Data Integration and Automation

Data value is derived from it being real-time, automated, and easily integrated in minimal time. From heterogeneous sources that include production databases, data warehouses, SAP, and mainframe systems, to flat files and SaaS applications; we deliver to all major target platforms. Learn more about what our Data Integration and Automation solutions provide.

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Data Analytics and Science

Make data a key business asset. SME consults by assessing your current business landscape, data ecosystem, and business processes and guiding you through recommendations. We offer Data Analytics and Science solutions that allow you to ask relevant and contextual questions without the reliance of IT, because we believe that every business should have a goal to become data-driven.

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sme's data governance and literacy partners

data.world

data.world is a cloud-based data catalog that brings siloed and distributed data into consistent business terms that make up a unified body of knowledge for your business.

data.world's user-friendly, social-media-like interface makes it possible for anyone in an organization, regardless of their data knowledge, to be able to find accurate and clear information.

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data.world data governance

PlatformManager

PlatformManager provides version control and lineage for your deployments.

With PlatformManager, you are able to track the entire application lifecycle, easily migrate applications from development to production, and illustrate the lineage from the underlying sources through ETL layers and related entities, all while allowing simultaneous collaboration without worry of overrides.

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