A MODS project does not result in the creation of additional silos. Rather, MODS projects catalog and then clean up the data that resides deep within existing silos so that businesspeople can readily perform cross-silo joins of important enterprise information.
Salt Lake City (Vocus) June 30, 2009
Burton Group, a research and consulting firm focused on in-depth analysis of enterprise information technologies, introduces Methodology for Overcoming Data Silos (MODS) to solve the profound problem of producing quality data from a decentralized silo.
Data silos are a natural and permanent part of today's decentralized information systems. However, data silos make it difficult for businesspeople to obtain the integrated information they need to make decisions and do their jobs. The data silo problem has been and continues to be a negative factor in the current economic recession, which is affecting the livelihoods of millions of people.
To address the data silo problem, IT professionals cannot apply the same thinking they used when they created the data silos originally. MODS is a ground-breaking project methodology for bridging data silos and delivering integrated information from decentralized systems.
Given the scope and the impact of the data silo problem on healthcare, government and defense, and vital business cogs within the modern economy, we all need decision makers to have easy access to consistent information that resides deep within the enterprise's disparate data silos. MODS is a methodology for executing data management projects and will deliver integrated data currently buried deep within silos to businesspeople across the enterprise
Lyn Robison, Burton Group VP and service director who developed and successfully used MODS said, "A MODS project does not result in the creation of additional silos. Rather, MODS projects catalog and then clean up the data that resides deep within existing silos so that businesspeople can readily perform cross-silo joins of important enterprise information."
Learn how enterprise organizations can benefit for MODS with a complimentary download of Robison's report "Delivering Integrated Information from Data Silos using MODS," and webcast. More information on MODS can be found on Burton Group's Data Management Strategies blog.
About Burton Group
Burton Group (http://www.burtongroup.com) is an IT research and advisory services firm that helps technologists make smart enterprise architecture decisions. Burton Group provides in-depth, IT research and advisory services to executives and technologists at Global 2000 organizations. Focused on strategic business technologies and the unique needs of enterprise organizations, Burton Group provides clients company-wide access to its world-renowned analysts and a suite of powerful, intuitive research and decision support tools unmatched in the industry.