Business Metadata by William H. Inmon
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Business Metadata
By William H. Inmon

Business Metadata

Capturing Enterprise Knowledge

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Business Metadata by William H. Inmon

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People have a hard time communicating, and also have a hard time finding business knowledge in the environment. With the sophistication of search technologies like Google, business people expect to be able to get their questions answered about the business just like you can do an internet search. The truth is, knowledge management is primitive today, and it is due to the fact that we have poor business metadata management. This book is about all the groundwork necessary for IT to really support the business properly. By providing not just data, but the context behind the data. For the IT professional, it will be tactically practical - very 'how to' and a detailed approach to implementing best practices supporting knowledge management. And for the IT or other manager who needs a guide for creating and justifying projects, it will help provide a strategic map. It is the first book that helps businesses capture corporate (human) knowledge and unstructured data, and offer solutions for codifying it for use in IT and management. It is written by Bill Inmon, one of the fathers of the data warehouse and well-known author, and filled with war stories, examples, and cases from current projects. It is very practical and includes a complete metadata acquisition methodology and project plan to guide readers every step of the way. It includes sample unstructured metadata for use in self-testing and developing skills.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780123737267
ISBN-10: 0123737265
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 191mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing by William H. Inmon DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing, Paperback (August 2008)

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Building the Data Warehouse by William H. Inmon Building the Data Warehouse, Paperback (October 2005)

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Author Biography - William H. Inmon

Lowell is responsible for directing thought leadership and advisory services in the Customer Success practice of Collibra. He has been a practitioner in the data management industry for three decades and is recognized as a leader in data governance, analytics and data quality having hands-on experience with implementations across most industries. Lowell is a co-author of the book "Business Metadata; Capturing Enterprise Knowledge . Lowell is a past adjunct professor at Daniels College of Business, Denver University, a past President and current VP of Education for DAMA-I Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC), a DAMA-I Charter member and member of the Data Governance Professionals Organization. He is also an author and reviewer on the DAMA-I Data Management Book of Knowledge (DMBOK). He focuses on practical data governance practices and has trained thousands of professionals in data governance, data warehousing, data management and data quality techniques. You can read his Data Governance Blogs at

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