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VOLUME 18 ISSUE 07 - JULY 2014

The content for The Data Administration Newsletter ( is taking a brief summer hiatus. A new article has been added for July but due to family and work commitments the publication content will be restarted soon. Thank you, as always, for being a reader.

The July update of contains the new article from Daragh O Brien (Lord of the Data Rings, Part 1: The Data Gollum) as well as the June articles from Robert S. Seiner (Data Governance Best Practice Development & Analysis), Nicola Askham (7 Tips for Running a Successful Data Governance Forum), Bonnie O'Neil (EDW and the Current State of Data (Management!)).

Feature Columns are available from Robert S. Seiner (Real-World Data Governance - July 2014), Gil Laware and Frank Kowalkowski (The Skeptical Architect - April 2014), Craig S. Mullins (The Database Report - April 2014) and Ron Ross (Business Rules - March 2014).

A Special Feature, a review of the latest book from Larissa Moss by David Haertzen was added, and the Best of 2013 Special Features are still listed from Jelani Harper (Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance Wins) and Robert S. Seiner with Pablo Riboldi (Interview of 2013 Data Governance Best Practice Award Winner).

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