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Massive Australian Data Breaches: Why Data Privacy Matters.

2022 has seen some of Australia’s largest companies – including the largest private health insurer and a top two telecom company – be hit with devastating cyberattacks. It is becoming clear that Australia is viewed as an international soft target for cyber criminals.

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KBI Podcast Talks with Alex Solutions CPO Rainer Runge.

Alex Solutions Director and Chief Product Officer Rainer Runge sat down with Karissa Breen, host of the KBI Podcast, to talk about data security.

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Alex Solutions and Comma Partner to Deliver Data Governance Excellence.

Alex Solutions, the data platform for workforce productivity company, today announced a partnership with Comma to enable best-in-class metadata management.

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Data Lineage for Data Privacy.

Organizations are now subject to stringent and numerous data privacy regulations they must adhere to. This requires them to have a deep understanding of what data they have and continually be aware...

Organizations are now subject to stringent and numerous data privacy regulations they must adhere to. This requires them to have a deep understanding of what data they have and continually be aware it is being used. Thus, data lineage and data privacy go hand-in-hand.

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Intro to Data Lineage: What is it and why is it so in demand?

What is Data Lineage? Why is it so in demand? And how to get the most from it? This article tackles these questions concisely and informatively.

What is Data Lineage? Why is it so in demand? And how to get the most from it? This article tackles these questions concisely and informatively.

How Alex Enables Enterprise Data Privacy

Data is quickly becoming a major tool to deliver excellent services and improve organizational operations. Simultaneously, the forms and amount of data being collected and managed by all manner of...

Data is quickly becoming a major tool to deliver excellent services and improve organizational operations. Simultaneously, the forms and amount of data being collected and managed by all manner of organizations are exponentially growing, creating major privacy risks. 30% of Australians have been impacted by data breaches in the past year as in 2022, a number of Australia’s largest companies – including the largest private health insurer – were hit with cyberattacks.

Alex Solutions Achieves ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

Melbourne, Australia (15 September 2022). Alex Solutions—the premier provider of cloud-based Metadata Management Solutions—announced today that it has achieved the ISO/IEC 27001 certification for...

Melbourne, Australia (15 September 2022). Alex Solutions—the premier provider of cloud-based Metadata Management Solutions—announced today that it has achieved the ISO/IEC 27001 certification for comprehensive security management.

Best Practices in Data Governance.

Effective data governance that delivers productivity requires a collaborative effort between people, policy, process and technology. Use the following best practises to avoid some of the pitfalls and...

Effective data governance that delivers productivity requires a collaborative effort between people, policy, process and technology. Use the following best practises to avoid some of the pitfalls and overcome frequently experienced challenges to implement a successful data governance initiative.

The Benefits of Data Democratization in Your Business and How to Achieve It.

The word democracy has its origins from the Greek words, ‘demos’ and ‘kratos’ which together mean ‘power to the people.’ Data democratization in a business context still holds true to...

The word democracy has its origins from the Greek words, ‘demos’ and ‘kratos’ which together mean ‘power to the people.’ Data democratization in a business context still holds true to this meaning. If an organization is able to achieve data democratization their users are empowered to use data.

Why Asset Management Needs Data Governance Part 2: The Solution.

The traditional technology that investment funds often use merely stores data instead of consuming it. Given the slew of problems and pressures that asset managers face, it is nearly impossible for...

The traditional technology that investment funds often use merely stores data instead of consuming it. Given the slew of problems and pressures that asset managers face, it is nearly impossible for buy-side firms to be operationally efficient without a sound data management framework in place.

Why Asset Management Needs Data Governance Part 1: The Challenge.

Asset managers have long faced tremendous pressure to achieve high returns and investment outcomes, especially in a time of global pandemic and economic uncertainty. On another front, the world is...

Asset managers have long faced tremendous pressure to achieve high returns and investment outcomes, especially in a time of global pandemic and economic uncertainty. On another front, the world is changing due to the rapid rise of new technologies.

Financial Institutions and Regulations Part 2: Getting Trust with Data Lineage.

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and the introduction of strict regulations, financial institutions came to rely on metadata management solutions the hard way. They found that data...

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and the introduction of strict regulations, financial institutions came to rely on metadata management solutions the hard way. They found that data governance brings more to the table than simply remaining compliant. One of the most important data governance solutions for financial institutions is data lineage.

Financial Institutions and Regulations Part 1: The Journey to Enterprise Data Governance.

Having automated data management systems is integral to efficient and trustworthy governance in any firm from retail banks all the way to insurers. This article will outline how the financial...

Having automated data management systems is integral to efficient and trustworthy governance in any firm from retail banks all the way to insurers. This article will outline how the financial industry developed metadata use cases the hard way.

Why Enterprise Data Governance needs Data Lineage.

The primary function of data lineage technology is to provide users with an easy way to access and visualize an organization’s datasets, allowing them to make better business decisions. Yet...

The primary function of data lineage technology is to provide users with an easy way to access and visualize an organization’s datasets, allowing them to make better business decisions. Yet businesses often leave potential value at the table by not making full use of data lineage. This article provides detailed insight into how data lineage best functions within an enterprise.

How Data Lineage Solves Business Problems.

Enterprises compete in distinct markets, with different types of customers and business problems. Yet, they all needed to adapt to the new climate of big data and some have actually benefited from...

Enterprises compete in distinct markets, with different types of customers and business problems. Yet, they all needed to adapt to the new climate of big data and some have actually benefited from adopting metadata management and data lineage tools. This article will discuss how data lineage solves business problems and gives companies an edge.

How a start-up was named a Leader by Gartner.

Founded in 2015, Alex Solutions entered the market as a fresh metadata management solution compared to legacy vendors. Alex is led by a team of highly skilled business and technical minds, combining...

Founded in 2015, Alex Solutions entered the market as a fresh metadata management solution compared to legacy vendors. Alex is led by a team of highly skilled business and technical minds, combining the efforts of industry veterans and the most promising up and coming talent. In just three years, a small but innovative start-up from Melbourne was named a Leader in Metadata Management by Gartner and has retained this status since.

How to Implement an Enterprise Level Data Protection Framework.

Data protection is becoming increasingly important as businesses manage an increasingly growing influx of data. Data protection is the process by which organizations ensure that their data is...

Data protection is becoming increasingly important as businesses manage an increasingly growing influx of data. Data protection is the process by which organizations ensure that their data is safeguarded from corruption, compromise and loss. Many organizations rely on data for their livelihood. It is integral to organizational health to implement a solid data protection framework.

Understanding the Difference between Data Security and Data Privacy.

In today’s digital climate, organizations face a plethora of challenges around security and privacy of their data. With the value and volume of data for businesses increasing exponentially while...

In today’s digital climate, organizations face a plethora of challenges around security and privacy of their data. With the value and volume of data for businesses increasing exponentially while stringent privacy regulations come into effect worldwide, it is integral for business leaders to understand the difference between data security and privacy.

Why is Data Governance Critical?

Data governance is a system of processes where data assets are formally managed across an enterprise. Put simply, it is the way that businesses govern their data. An enterprises’ data landscape can...

Data governance is a system of processes where data assets are formally managed across an enterprise. Put simply, it is the way that businesses govern their data. An enterprises’ data landscape can be seen as a diverse ecosystem with different kinds of data assets. Today, organizations experience huge volumes of data and the data types are variable. Without data governance in place, the enterprise will be in data anarchy.

Elevate your Enterprise Data Management with Alex’s World Leading Data Lineage.

An organization’s data is only as valuable as the authenticity and validity that accompanies it. This is why having augmented data lineage capability is invaluable for businesses at the enterprise...

An organization’s data is only as valuable as the authenticity and validity that accompanies it. This is why having augmented data lineage capability is invaluable for businesses at the enterprise level.

Why Data Security is more important than ever.

The amount of data in our world is growing exponentially while the importance of said data couldn’t be clearer. Rapid data growth presents opportunities to utilize its proliferation to optimize...

The amount of data in our world is growing exponentially while the importance of said data couldn’t be clearer. Rapid data growth presents opportunities to utilize its proliferation to optimize business operations, driving enterprises to implement data catalogs. Yet, while the potential value of data grows radically, so too does the risk it carries to the organization.

Why Alex? The Lowest Total Cost of Ownership of any Enterprise Data Catalog.

Any organization keeping up with today’s data demands understands the importance of a good metadata management framework. Yet implementing an enterprise data catalog can be difficult and expensive.

Any organization keeping up with today’s data demands understands the importance of a good metadata management framework. Yet implementing an enterprise data catalog can be difficult and expensive.

Alex for Open Banking.

All over the world, increasingly strict regulations which govern the data privacy standards for large financial organisations are coming into effect. Enforcement is becoming harsher and more regular,...

All over the world, increasingly strict regulations which govern the data privacy standards for large financial organisations are coming into effect. Enforcement is becoming harsher and more regular, with costly fines and reputational losses following non-compliance. A Deloitte survey found that only 40% of banking customers trust major banks to keep their information secure.

Is your workforce Data Literate? There’s a Solution.

What do you think is the most important foundation for any data project in your organization? Some people answer with ‘technology’. It certainly helps to have the right technology, but there’s...

What do you think is the most important foundation for any data project in your organization? Some people answer with ‘technology’. It certainly helps to have the right technology, but there’s something even more fundamental than what technology you use to the success of any data project.

Data Catalogs Done Right.

Data catalogs are now an integral part of enterprises; organizing, contextualizing and providing discovery of data. The larger an organization becomes, the greater the potential value of its data...

Data catalogs are now an integral part of enterprises; organizing, contextualizing and providing discovery of data. The larger an organization becomes, the greater the potential value of its data catalog. Thus, the importance of ensuring a data catalog is implemented correctly increases as your organization grows.

Why Universities are more Efficient with a Business Glossary.

Business these days is never simple. Take for example educational institutions, who occupy a unique position in a rapidly changing world. The pace of change and growth of the information age means...

Business these days is never simple. Take for example educational institutions, who occupy a unique position in a rapidly changing world. The pace of change and growth of the information age means that huge amounts of data are constantly flowing through universities. Complexity needs to be addressed before this information can be leveraged productively. How can this be done?

Augmented Data Catalog - Gartner's 'must have' for Enterprises.

Catalogs have long been an established enterprise go-to for data management. The value of an organized inventory of useful data is plain to recognise. But manually operating such a catalog is...

Catalogs have long been an established enterprise go-to for data management. The value of an organized inventory of useful data is plain to recognise. But manually operating such a catalog is becoming impractible. Gartner has posited the augmented data catalog as the solution.

How to Drive Data Privacy.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware of the importance of data privacy today. Governments are aware, too. All over the world, increasingly strict regulations which govern the data...

If you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware of the importance of data privacy today. Governments are aware, too. All over the world, increasingly strict regulations which govern the data privacy standards that organizations must comply with are coming into effect. Enforcement is becoming both harsher and more common.

Why You're Hearing About Active Data Governance.

Rigid technologies and processes were adopted to respond to challenges in the initial phases of data growth. But the new period of data growth is seeing enterprises have to contend with an...

Rigid technologies and processes were adopted to respond to challenges in the initial phases of data growth. But the new period of data growth is seeing enterprises have to contend with an unprecedented volume, velocity and variety of data. The technologies and processes of the past are no longer fit for enterprise data management.

Working From Home at Alex Solutions.

The COVID-19 pandemic was not when the phenomenon of ‘working from home’ was born. The rise of remote working - particularly that of in-home work - has taken place gradually over the last decade....

The COVID-19 pandemic was not when the phenomenon of ‘working from home’ was born. The rise of remote working - particularly that of in-home work - has taken place gradually over the last decade. Technological advancements have brought about the potential for structural changes in how we work, and successive generations have grown more comfortable with the digital era. But the pandemic certainly has accelerated working from home arrangements around the world and many associated trends.

Why Data Governance has to be Flexible.

We live in the data age. Big Data has exploded in recent years, with new data pouring into, and out from organizations at unprecedented volume, velocity and variety. About 90% of this data could only...

We live in the data age. Big Data has exploded in recent years, with new data pouring into, and out from organizations at unprecedented volume, velocity and variety. About 90% of this data could only be as much as two years old. This demands flexibility.

Data Quality in Healthcare.

Big Data and accompanying data science has the potential to revolutionize healthcare. Already, modern data technologies and processing systems are driving change where they’re adopted,...

Big Data and accompanying data science has the potential to revolutionize healthcare. Already, modern data technologies and processing systems are driving change where they’re adopted, personalizing treatments and enabling fine-grained analysis. But as this new technology has been adopted to deal with today’s unprecedented scale of data, administrative and security concerns have predictably arisen.

Getting Value from your Business Glossary.

A business glossary done right can be a directory of the importance of data to the business, with specialized definitions and relationships. It can democratize the understanding of specific data,...

A business glossary done right can be a directory of the importance of data to the business, with specialized definitions and relationships. It can democratize the understanding of specific data, terms and processes in the enterprise. It’s obvious why this is useful, but most implementations of business glossary leave value on the table and fail to enable data users.

Alex Solutions Introduces Unparalleled Cloud Platform.

The Alex Cloud Platform is designed to be a foundational pillar of any enterprise’s cloud data strategy. The new enhancements make it so that no platform can integrate the number and complexity of...

The Alex Cloud Platform is designed to be a foundational pillar of any enterprise’s cloud data strategy. The new enhancements make it so that no platform can integrate the number and complexity of cloud and on-premises technologies that Alex can.

How Governments achieve data excellence with Alex.

The advent of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the associated political, health, logististical and economic fallout has heightened the strain on government departments both big and small. If you work...

The advent of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the associated political, health, logististical and economic fallout has heightened the strain on government departments both big and small. If you work in this the public sector, you know the focus is delivering vital services to your citizens. But to do this under pressure, you need to be operating on the most trustworthy information available. Here's how Alex can help you achieve data-driven excellence.

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More professionals than ever think Data Lineage is critical. Why?

The past year has thrown up countless unexpected challenges for all businesses, impacting their growth and in many cases, their survival. The rapid shift to remote work and geographically divided...

The past year has thrown up countless unexpected challenges for all businesses, impacting their growth and in many cases, their survival. The rapid shift to remote work and geographically divided workplaces has forced companies to accelerate their digital transformations.

How Communications Companies can Connect us with Data.

Communications firms connect us all, 24/7. They process, create and facilitate the exchange of the world’s data. It’s not easy to offer increasingly personalised customer experiences without...

Communications firms connect us all, 24/7. They process, create and facilitate the exchange of the world’s data. It’s not easy to offer increasingly personalised customer experiences without leveraging data to identify opportunities and create value. It’s even more difficult to keep everyone’s personal information safe.

Alex can deliver a solution to both these problems. In one platform.

How to Become Data-Driven, Fast.

COVID-19 disruptions had an immense impact on organizations’ digital business initiatives. The overwhelming bulk of organizations accelerated their digital business initiatives and changed their IT...

COVID-19 disruptions had an immense impact on organizations’ digital business initiatives. The overwhelming bulk of organizations accelerated their digital business initiatives and changed their IT operating model in the year of the pandemic. You need to get data-driven, fast. Here's how Alex Solutions can help.

Why Manual Data Privacy operations should be Automated.

The development and mass-adoption of countless new technologies has disrupted industry, government and people’s lives in previously unimaginable ways. While this wave of digital transformation has...

The development and mass-adoption of countless new technologies has disrupted industry, government and people’s lives in previously unimaginable ways. While this wave of digital transformation has created unprecedented opportunities, it has also brought about new challenges. One of the biggest such challenges is the need for corporations, governments and other organizations to safeguard large amounts of people’s personal information.

Aligning Business Objectives with Technical Solutions.

The nature of enterprise data management as a fragmented patchwork of different technologies, departments, systems and processes requires incisive technical solutions. Without a strong technical...

The nature of enterprise data management as a fragmented patchwork of different technologies, departments, systems and processes requires incisive technical solutions. Without a strong technical basis from data management, it is difficult to extract even the slightest value from your data.

Data Protection during a Pandemic.

In the midst of an all-encompassing pandemic, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has emphasised the privacy obligations of organizations with respect to health information.

In the midst of an all-encompassing pandemic, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has emphasised the privacy obligations of organizations with respect to health information.

Why you need a Business Glossary to have Data Intelligence.

It is more clear than ever that you can’t be a data-driven organisation without a connection between your technical data assets and business knowledge. But for any data to be useful to the...

It is more clear than ever that you can’t be a data-driven organisation without a connection between your technical data assets and business knowledge. But for any data to be useful to the business, it must first be accurate. In systems that are only growing ever more disparate and complex, there is a need for centralised understanding and collaboration around data.

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