Over the last couple of years, I have pinged CIOs multiple times regarding their view of data governance. It has been amazing to watch how much it has morphed over the last few years…as clearly evidenced by recent discussions among senior tech leaders in our weekly #CIOChat Twitter chat.What topics should an effective data governance process address?CIOs today have thought through data governance. One CIO suggested immediately that data governance needs to answer the following business questions: What data do I have? Where is that data? What do we need data for? Who has access and owns the data? How do we control, protect and maintain data? Given a maturing perspective regarding data governance, I was not surprised when CIOs provided me a long list of things to be considered in an effective data governance program: Data ownership Data architecture Data accessibility Data usage Data security and privacy Data classification Data quality Meta data management/master data/data … [Read more...] about Why data governance matters – and who should own it?
Major organizations like Amazon, Apple, and Google (News - Alert) have been making tremendous steps when it comes to using new forms of technology. Although these companies aid in much of the research, when it comes to developing new technology the government also has a say in it. The Top Ways That New Technology (News - Alert) Is Changing How Governments Work As technology has changed our lives so, has it changed the way the government conducts its operations. New technologies have revolutionized the way government offers its services to its citizens and has streamlined its administrative roles. However, some critics believe that most governments have lagged behind private companies, who are quickly adapting to advanced technology business applications. #1. The Internet The foundation of the internet was laid with the introduction of the first electronic computers in the 1950s. Since then the world has undergone a series of events and that is thanks to the … [Read more...] about How is Tech Affecting Government Processes?
SAP S/4 HANA's latest cloud ERP release is the first volley in adding more robotics process automation into the enterprise software vendor's portfolio.Last month at SAP TechEd, the company outlined its investment in intelligent robotics process automation (RPA) with the aim of automating repetitive processes across its suite. SAP's Franck Cohen, SAP's President of Digital Core and Industries, said the company prefers IPA (intelligent process automation) over RPA since it is more malleable to changing data flows. RPA software is captures rules that govern process transactions, manipulate data and transact with computer systems. From there, processes are automated. Today, companies like Blue Prism are early pioneers in RPA. SAP's spin is using IPA to automate processes as content changes. SEE: Special report: How to automate the enterprise (free ebook) With quarterly cloud releases for ERP--a cadence that goes beyond the typical twice a year cycle in software as a service--SAP is … [Read more...] about With latest SAP S/4HANA cloud release, SAP begins automation process march
Smart Dubai and IBM have announced the Dubai Blockchain Platform, the first government-endorsed blockchain platform as-a-service in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Delivered through an IBM Cloud environment and built in the UAE, the enterprise platform will be a stepping stone for UAE organizations to transition their blockchain testing and development into full production. The idea is to also transform and digitize government processes and citizen services. Dubai has been leading efforts to encourage the use of blockchain, with a vision to make the emirate a paperless government by 2021. As part of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, for which IBM is the official Blockchain Strategic Partner, Dubai has already launched blockchain applications in a number of government entities, including roads and transport, energy, health care, and education. The new Dubai Blockchain Platform will help integrate digitized services and experiences run on IBM Blockchain into citizens’ day-to-day … [Read more...] about Dubai and IBM offer government-endorsed blockchain platform in UAE
The US government is rolling out new security protections for .gov domains with measures meant to prevent DNS domain takeover attacks.Starting last week, with October 1, DotGov, the official registrar that manages official .gov domains for the US government has begun rolling out a 2-step verification (2SV) system to protect .gov registrar accounts.These are the accounts that sysadmins in federal, state, and local administration have used to register and manage official .gov government domains.If an attacker phishes or brute-forces their way into one of these domains, they can change DNS entries for the domain and redirect users to fake or malicious sites. As such, securing .gov registrar accounts is a crucial step in ensuring .gov domain security.To address this issue, between October 1, 2018, and February 13, 2019, DotGov, which is part of the US General Services Administration, will prompt all .gov domain owners to set up 2-step verification for their accounts. The 2SV … [Read more...] about US government rolls out 2-step verification for .gov domain owners