Documentation

ISO 27001 documentation

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Having an ISO 27001 system in place mandates a set of documents.  These documents may be the most visible manifestation of a system and certainly the starting point for any ISO 27001 auditor. Naturally before starting to draft documents the organisation will have performed a planning phase and a risk assessment.  Annex A contains an excellent starting point but […]

Audit

GDPR a primer

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General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR imposes new and arduous burdens on business and other organisations across Europe from May 2018.  Behaviours will have to change and companies have to make sure they are ready for the deadline or face fines up to 20 M euro. This primer summarises some aspects of the GDPR which […]

Maturity Models

Dimensions of big data maturity models

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Dimensions from common big data maturity models

Typically what dimensions do big data maturity models examine and why? In the word cloud above you can see a selection of dimensions from commonly deployed maturity models.  The models themselves are not of interest at the moment, just look at the large words, IE the most frequently used terms.  In essence, these terms drive […]

Maturity Models

Maturity Models

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The key insight (Anna Karenina principle) which drives Maturity Models is that all successful companies in a given field have to surmount the same obstacles. A good maturity model will clearly group and articulate these obstacles (normally termed dimensions) along with understandable levels.  The resulting two-dimensional matrix should be summarised in a single graphic and […]