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Case Study: How a Global Media Conglomerate Transformed their Data Management Strategy for Better Business Decisions

Challenge

A global media conglomerate with two broadcast networks, 17 cable channels and more than 50 digital properties, continued to be challenged by industry trends of content viewership, cord cutting, the impact of digital on traditional advertising, and most importantly, the best way to measure these trends. To help measure and understand how to respond to the shift in the industry, our client was undertaking a transformation on how it collected, used and stored data. Our client’s objective was to treat data as a strategic weapon that is leveraged across its properties and increase its ability to measure their digital ad performance. They wanted to enhance their ability to access more data types (structured, semi-structured and un-structured), have faster access to data to test hypotheses, and greater data mash-up capabilities.  Continue reading Case Study: How a Global Media Conglomerate Transformed their Data Management Strategy for Better Business Decisions

Case Study: How an Independent Film Company Empowered Continued Rapid Growth Through Data-Driven Decisions

Challenges

A small and rapidly growing film company built its success on doing more with data than the competition; however, these analytic capabilities were largely informal. Determined to continue its differentiation through data-driven decisions, the film company sought to scale and extend its analytic capabilities. Initial goals were to achieve greater insight into how past film sales and rental performance correlate to future films and integrating social media data. “Lean” IT meant business users had to feel comfortable managing the data directly. Continue reading Case Study: How an Independent Film Company Empowered Continued Rapid Growth Through Data-Driven Decisions

Case Study: How an International Financial Services Firm Established a Data Governance and Management Program

Challenges

Our client, an international financial services firm, had little history of enabling Line-of-Business capabilities across the enterprise.  They struggled with a fragmented, redundant view of data resulting from a lack of effective metadata management and data traceability and lineage challenges.

Additionally, they had few data standards, definitions, or policies in place, rarely reused common data, and followed minimal proactive data quality improvement practices. The lack of clear roles and responsibilities exacerbated these issues. Continue reading Case Study: How an International Financial Services Firm Established a Data Governance and Management Program

New Blog Series: How Compliance is Costing Financial Services Organizations

The Financial Services industry has faced significant operational and business performance challenges over the past 10 years, especially since the near-collapse of the global financial system in 2008. That event led not only to the government-mandated sale of Bear Stearns and the outright bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, but also to an unprecedented wave of rigorous regulatory mandates.  While they may be well-founded, the mandates have come with soaring costs and have been the most significant contributing factor to Return on Equity (ROE) ratios, which now stand at 50% of their historical levels. Continue reading New Blog Series: How Compliance is Costing Financial Services Organizations