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Robert S. Seiner

Welcome to my (Web) log. I look forward to spending time with you here to initiate, precipitate and participate in interesting web conversation addressing data governance, data stewardship, meta-data and data management issues of the day. ;) Comments on my posts are always welcome. Thoughts for new topics? Let me know. Thanks. Bob

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Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is recognized as the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC www.TDAN.com an award winning electronic publication that focuses on sharing information about data, information, contentand knowledge management disciplines. With 2013, TDAN.com enters its 17th year. Mr. Seiner speaks often at major data management and meta-data management, business intelligence and knowledge management related conferences and user group meetings across the U.S. He can be reached at the newsletter at rseiner@tdan.com or 412-220-9643.

Mr. Seiner is the President and Principal Consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC www.KIKconsulting.com. KIK, celebrating its 12th year, is a company that focuses on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the fields of data governance and data stewardship implementations, metadata management, master data management and data architecture. Beyond knowledge-transfer-focused consulting, Mr. Seiner offers two-day in-house and public courses on how to build and implement data governance / stewardship programs and metadata programs. Contact Mr. Seiner at KIK at rseiner@kikconsulting.com.

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November 2008 Archives

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Dear TDAN.com Readers,

The new issue (November 2008) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) has been posted. TDAN.com, now monthly, is in its twelfth year of providing quality professional content for the data management professionals. This issue is stocked with a lot of great new material.

The November issue contains New Articles from David Hay and Michael Lynott (UML as a Data Modeling Notation - Part 3), Juan Irizarry (The Next Frontier for the DBA), James Luisi (Control Systems vs. Information Systems) and Timothy Ryan (Measuring the Measurers) . Three Feature Columns were updated including Adrian Miley (Architecture is Objective; Design is Subjective), Ron Ross (Business Rules), and the DAMA Corner. Links to new articles on the Business Intelligence Network have been added as well. Finally, A new section titled TDAN.com BlogWatch was added for November.


PLEASE send me articles you are interested in having published through this award winning publication. I am still looking to add Feature Columns that will run quarterly in Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct, Feb/May/Aug/Nov and Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec. Please send me an email with your ideas.

The rest of the publication continues to be updated regularly including new book reviews, an updated list of data-oriented conferences through 2008, updates to the book list of several top books published in late ’07 and in ’08, business resource list, companies and products list and more. Two new books written by friends of mine have been added to the Book Center including Danette McGilvray’s Executing Data Quality Projects and Thomas C. Redman’s Data Driven. The quote of the week and 5 data oriented news stories (TDANews) continue to be updated weekly.

I am always interested in your feedback regarding the new issue and the (not so) new look of TDAN.com. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions and comments. A form has been set up through the Contact tab to submit these comments. Thanks.

NEW Articles Added for November 2008:

-- First-Time Right Ratio: Measuring the Measurers
by Timothy P. Ryan

-- Application Administration: The Next Frontier for the DBA
by Juan C. Irizarry

-- Architecture Made Easy
by James Luisi

-- UML as a Data Modeling Notation, Part 3
by David C. Hay, Michael J. Lynott

NEW Feature Columns Added for November 2008:

-- Architecture is Objective, Design is Subjective – November 2008
by Adrian Miley

-- DAMA Corner – November 2008
by Deborah Henderson, John Schley

-- Business Rules - November 2008
by Ronald G. Ross

NEW Special Features Recently Added:

-- Data Semantics Management - New Book Just Announced
by Robert S. Seiner, Michael M. Gorman

Also on the Pages of TDAN.com this Month:

-- Book Reviews

-- Updated Conference List

-- Updated Business Resource Section

-- Updated Book List

-- Special Features

-- Updated Company & Product List

TDAN.com Media Sponsored and Speaking Opportunities:

Please visit the web sites for these events by clicking through their banners on the TDAN.com site. TDAN.com promotes the industry leading events through the publishing of papers, banners, links and reviews of the best of the best industry events:

-- The Data Warehousing Institute – Fall World Conference – TDWI
November 2-7, 2008 – New Orleans, Louisiana *  SEE YOU THIS WEEK!

-- Data Management & Information Quality Conference Europe 2008 – IRM UK
November 3-6, 2008 – London, UK

-- Enterprise Architecture and Data Warehousing – DM Forum
December 9, 2008 – New York City, NY

-- Data Governance Conference Europe 2009 – DebTech International, IRMUK & Wilshire
February 2-5, 2009 – London, England UK *  SEE YOU SOON!

-- The Data Warehousing Institute – Winter World Conference – TDWI
February 22-27, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada *  SEE YOU SOON!

-- DAMA International Symposium & Wilshire Meta-Data Conference - Data World 09
April 5-9, 2009 – Tampa, Florida *  SEE YOU SOON!

* I will be speaking at this event.

Thank you very much for your continued interest and support of The Data Administration Newsletter. The newsletter’s success is closely tied to the submissions of excellent articles by industry specialists and practitioners like yourself. If you are interested in publishing an article, please let me know as soon as possible. The deadlines typically fall monthly before new content is added. Do you have an article in you? I hope to hear from you.

Comments on the new issue of TDAN.com are always welcome.
Have a great month.

Robert S. Seiner
President & Principal - KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC
Publisher - The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC

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