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Cost of Privacy

By Larry Danberger on December 10, 2020

We struggle daily, trying to protect our privacy and our right to privacy, and for those of us in the tech industry we are also committed and trusted to protect the privacy of others. We have witnessed the consequences of those that chose to exploit opportunities of access to information. The quick rise of free social web sites and device tools, where we are the product, have given us great cause to be wary and weary of sharing any personal information.

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Happy New Year 2020

By Larry Danberger on January 1, 2020

New year, new decade, new challenges, bring it on! Happy new year everyone! The 70’s brought (me) minis and micros, dialup bbs’s, ieee and byte magazine. 80’s brought PC’s, x.25 and serial networks, and timeshare. 90’s brought internet, PDA’s, the power of simulation, HTML, mosaic, Usenet everywhere, ITIL, Y2K, and search engines. 00’s brought SCADA full steam, business decision support software, AWS/hosting, mainstream big data, and blogs. 10’s brought Microservices, mainstream VR and AI, data management/governance, data as a product, digital herd mentality, federal inertia, prideful hypocrisy, 7 red lines, reality backlash, regulatory incompetence, and hyperbolic fake news.

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Maturity Model

By Larry Danberger on February 9, 2019

When you search the internet you will find many different maturity models to choose from, searching on terms such as ‘Data Management Maturity Assessment’ or ‘Corporate Maturity Model’. All are essentially providing similar paths to identify the existing characteristics of your team or organization, and are identifying actionable objectives to move forward. What level does your company or team operate at? Review the behaviors and characteristics on the chart below, to determine where you are, and identify where you’d like to be.

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Enterprise Architecture is Not Dead

By Larry Danberger on September 11, 2018

The death of Enterprise Architecture is grossly exaggerated. Some would have us believe that it is no longer needed, where on-the-fly approaches are inaccurately disguised as ‘Agile’ thinking and claimed to produce superior results compared to sound enterprise planning. No. Business process management, data management, application portfolio management and to a lesser extent technology still have a long way to go before graduating from the Science approach to the Commodity approach.

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