SOURCE: Kalido

Kalido

February 22, 2010 10:00 ET

Kalido Extends Data Governance Leadership With Launch of Data Governance Resource Center

New Site Contains Educational Resources to Help Companies Deal With the Glut of Bad Data Pervasive in Enterprise Systems Today

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - TDWI World Conference Winter --

  • Kalido, the leading independent provider of enterprise data governance solutions, announced today it has launched a new educational resource: the Data Governance Briefing Center. The website can be accessed at http://data-governance.techweb.com
  • Data governance has become critical as data volume, complexity and ubiquity outpace our ability to address it.
    • A September 2009 Forbes column stated, "A benchmark study by the American SAP User Group reported that 93 percent of companies experienced data problems in their most recent projects."(1)
    • More than a quarter of the midmarket CIOs surveyed earlier this year by CTOEdge expected data to grow faster than 25 percent, and more than two-thirds of CIOs said that data governance would be either a somewhat higher or a much higher priority.(2)
    • Finally, in releasing the results of a recent survey, Forrester Research, Inc. stated: "Seventy-four percent of our IA survey respondents called data governance very important or on the critical path... only 17% said their data governance maturity was high or very high."(3)
  • Delivered via TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, the Briefing Center provides access to a wide range of data governance-related content, including white papers, independent frameworks, videos, webcasts, data sheets and recent news. Companies dealing with rapid growth and inconsistencies in enterprise data can find tips, techniques, tools and commentary to help them tackle this growing problem.
  • Kalido customers understand the impact of data governance on a company's bottom-line. Twenty percent of the world's most profitable companies(4) have deployed Kalido's information management solutions.

Data Governance Leadership

  • Kalido's data-governance-driven solutions fueled remarkable growth for Kalido in the past year. Notable advancements in 2009 include:
    • The latest release of the Kalido® Information Engine™, which delivers enterprise-wide data governance for any function, to any user, anywhere they work. The latest release includes the only every-domain master data management offering to combine robust data matching, embedded workflow, and a consumer user interface. Business can now be directly involved in the data governance process, resulting in continuous improvement in data quality.
    • The Kalido® KONA™ Information Appliance, a pre-built, customizable analytics and reporting solution built on Netezza® TwinFin™ architecture that can deliver business benefits in 30 days. The only appliance with a completely integrated master data management solution, Kalido KONA also includes industry-specific business information models and all required hardware and software for data storage, data sourcing and integration, and analysis and presentation dashboards from QlikView®.
    • A partnership with leading IT and business services company Logica to deliver agile, high-value, low total cost of ownership (TCO) information management and data governance solutions based on the Kalido Information Engine. The first of these solutions, the Sustainability Indicators Reporting Application (SIRA), was delivered this year and has already been embraced by customers.

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Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido said:

  • "Data governance is one of the few remaining areas that can have a significant positive impact on business process efficiency. Understanding data governance and how it can impact your business is the first step. We're excited to deliver this valuable resource as organizations struggle to understand how to be more effective."

About Kalido
Kalido delivers industry leading solutions for turning bad data into meaningful business information. Developed through years of successful best practice implementations, Kalido's robust, business-model driven information management engine governs data across the enterprise and automatically feeds information to industry standard BI platforms. Kalido software is implemented at over 250 locations in more than 100 countries with market leading companies. More information about Kalido can be found at: http://www.kalido.com.

(1) Dan Woods, "Why Data Quality Matters," Forbes, September 1, 2009
(2) Mike Vizard, " MidMarket IT Leaders See Growing Data Management Challenge," CTOEdge, February 10, 2010
(3) "Topic Overview: Information Architecture," Forrester Research, Inc., January 2010.
(4) As determined by Fortune Magazine's Global 500 list

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