Benefits of Standardized, Centralized Data

Posted by Katie Mowery on April 30, 2019

Improving data quality offers many benefits – but the path to clean, standardized data may seem daunting. As with most business analysis, when the input data is bad, the output can be unreliable. And when that data output drives your business, the stakes are high for failure or success.

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Master Your Data Before it Masters You: Coffee Break with Game-Changers

Posted by Katie Mowery on February 28, 2019

Internet of Things: Special Edition Series of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio

Episode: Master Your Data Before It Masters You!
Originally aired: February 20, 2019
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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8 Data Best Practices for a Successful M&A

Posted by Katie Mowery on February 27, 2019

Accurate, complete master data is essential for successful integration of acquired assets into an organization’s new or existing operations and maintenance environments. Whether you're leveraging machine learning, data quality tools/software or a team of data experts, there are some best practices that can help guide data integrity and system consolidation strategy for mergers and acquisitions?

  1. Ensure data is part of the timeline. As you consider and define your M&A timeline, realize that data tends to be one of the sticking points. Having a well-defined process and dedicated organizational team to manage process and data components drives the speed and success with which the systems integration can happen.
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Why are some businesses ill-equipped for digital transformation?

Posted by Katie Mowery on December 27, 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, we’ve seen many conversations go back to this concept of digital transformation. How can you know if you’re really transforming your business, or even more so, doing it well? As millions of dollars are being invested by organizations in programs to evolve and change to face market, consumer or industry demands, it’s imperative to know if what you’re doing is setting you up for success. This depends on a foundation beyond just the infrastructure that can enable your transformation – it’s beneath that, at the very core… your data.

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Strengthen Your Asset Master Data with Data Governance

Posted by Katie Mowery on December 12, 2018

When talking about building an intelligent enterprise, you hear words like IoT, smart devices, digital transformation. In reality, it's usually taking “dumb” infrastructure and making things “smarter,” by adding technologies like sensors, transmitters, digital meters and so on, without actually changing the infrastructure itself.

But even the smartest technology is not useful if it cannot help predict assets’ maintenance needs, reliability, and how they should function in conjunction with other equipment. That means that master data loaded into any system of record as a digital representation of those physical assets needs to be reliable, real-time and integrated across every system that maintains a digital twin of that asset.  

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Friday Fun: Data Buzzword Bingo

Posted by Katie Mowery on November 16, 2018

The words we all hear, say and repeat hundreds if not thousands of times as data professionals. Whether at conferences, on webinars or in meetings, keywords like Blockchain, IoT, ERP, Migration and more pop up everywhere, so Team Utopia decided to have a little fun with it. 

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How to Assess the State of Your Data

Posted by Katie Mowery on November 9, 2018

Preparing for a digital transformation calls for a comprehensive review of not only your existing data, but also the processes of creating, reviewing, updating and deleting that data. If your goal is complete optimization of data as a business asset for the most effective use of SAP S/4HANA, understanding what lives within the system is critical for sizing the overall transformation effort.

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Data Governance for Fashion Retailers in Today's Fast-Paced Market

Posted by Katie Mowery on November 6, 2018

Successful seasonal & sub-releases of new product lines require flawless go-to-market execution. 

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Utopia Named to 2018 List of Top Global Data Management & Data Governance Firms

Posted by Katie Mowery on November 2, 2018

MDM Institute, a leading and independent community of IT authorities and analysts focused on MDM, has released its list of the top global MDM and data governance consultancies for 2018.

Utopia is honored to be recognized among the list of Top 20 Global MDM and Data Governance Consultancies in 2018. We have 15 years of innovation in the field of smarter data management and helping organizations future-proof their data for long-term sustainability.

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Data Quality's Role in MRO Optimization

Posted by Katie Mowery on October 16, 2018

As any business with effective enterprise asset management knows, improved operational efficiency for reduced costs isn’t a simple, one-solve concept. Reliable, proactive, predictive-based maintenance, for example, encompasses a wide range of solutions, utilized across an organization effectively. Organizations with large-scale asset management programs who rely on critical spare parts will tell you that a better managed and more affordable Bill of Materials is a huge benefit recognized from paying greater attention to critical spares in their inventory and their associated digital twins.

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