Data Management Training Services
Once the organization's decision is made to improve the data quality available for analytics and decision-making, the role of the data steward(s) is to apply the processes needed to correct discrepancies and prevent data integrity issues. Typically, teams of data stewards are selected from those who are familiar with specific areas of data, such as business analysts and database administrators as well key staff members.
These individuals will be responsible for implementing policies and ensuring ongoing compliance with government regulations and internal data policies. Unfortunately, as data breach reports often show, the human element is often the weakest link in the governance process. This is where Meridian Integration can provide a team of consultants and trainers to educate your team members to ensure they have the right skills. Our team can do as much or as little as needed, but will provide data management training services and guidance while focusing on the unique challenges of your vertical application.
With the appropriate training, guidance and role clarification, your data stewards and key personnel within the organization will develop a better understanding of the processes and gain a shared vision of the standards established for the use of structured and unstructured data assets. Investing in advisory, consulting and training services can provide a much greater return on investment than purchasing automated solutions.
Our Storage footprint and cost was continually increasing, Quality of test data was insufficient in spite of higher volumes of accounts to provide more scenarios, refreshing test environments was time consuming due to higher account volumes, no method in place to provide purge functionality that would maintain data integrity. After implementing the Meridian EDMS platform the Immediate result was the elimination of 17TB of premium storage that supported test environments and one high end Unix server that hosted the databases, reductions in storage growth provided O&M savings of $2 M costs over 5 Years, avoided capital costs of $4.4 M from storage purchases no longer required, smaller test databases through EDMS functionality that provides representative samples of accounts specific to our installation, faster test database refreshes through EDMS representative samples and Improved test quality through an EDMS data extraction process which allows users to extract accounts that specifically address their test scenarios.
— (BGE) Baltimore Gas and Electric Company