7 Data Predictions for 2018
In case you haven’t noticed, the world of data is changing. A lot. And to keep up, modern business must change, too. But we know that change is hard, and that getting your organization to adopt change is even harder. But you, the data champions, are the ones who can overcome the challenges with change. You have the vision and tenacity to unlock the hidden power of data for all business users. And you know the secrets to making all data easy to find, easy to understand, and easy to trust.
We want all data champions to succeed. That’s why we’re letting you in on what we’re predicting for data in the year ahead. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our data predictions for 2018.
Data Protection Will Get Personal
May 25, 2018. The data that you’ve highlighted and circled. In red. Because that’s the day that the GDPR becomes enforceable. Over the past year, data protection has received a lot of attention. And we predict that in 2018, data protection will hit most people’s radar, in a very personal way. What you should do? Make sure that you have the governance processes in place to prove that you’re doing right by the data.
Data Catalogs Will be All the Rage in the Data World
Does your organization need a data catalog? Chances are, it does. And today, most of the big players in the market have one. But buyer beware! Not all catalogs are alike. The best data catalogs increase and enable data usage across the business. And they help business users understand what the data means, in terms they understand. How do you select the right one? Make sure to ask all the right questions.
There Will be a Data Game of Thrones
And it’s unclear who will win. Will the strategic queen keep hold of her data power base? Or will the slumbering data wake up, flex his power, and regain control of the data empire. It will be a fight to the bitter end. And we’re not sure how it will end.
Val is the Director of Content Marketing at Collibra and Editor of the Collibra Blog. She is a strategist, writer, editor, and publisher. Prior to joining Collibra, Val gained experience in content marketing, integrated marketing, go-to-marketing strategy, global installed base campaigns, and product marketing at a number of global technology companies including Oracle, Qlik, and Ellucian.