Connecting People to the Data

Posted July 29, 2020 in Business & Enterprise Architecture
Connecting People to the Data
Data is not a resource. Data is the breadcrumb trail of human activities. Like a true breadcrumb trail, it indicates the activity but never fully describes it. Data doesn’t fall out of the sky like manna from heaven; it cannot be mined like cobalt, either. Data is a residue of activity, and when you think about data in this way, you can envision a data management practice where you start to fully focus on the activities that bring you value and, therefore, the data you need to collect.
About The Author
Martijn ten Napel
Martijn ten Napel is an experienced architect in the data domain. He is currently working on ways to provide organizations with the tools needed to help them understand the consequences of their behavior and to simplify their data landscape. Mr. ten Napel publishes on this subject at He earned a master’s of science degree in economics and business administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He can… Read More
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