Last week we had a briefing with Progress Software about their new data tool Easyl.

I’ve been a data management wonk for most of my career, beginning in the early 80s when I worked on an IBM GUIDE project on Demand-Driven Data Administration. At the time I was director of data administration at John Hancock, a function I fought to establish and evangelized at every opportunity. I founded the Boston chapter of Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) and worked with other data management wonks to spread the word. But the problem with data management was then, and still is, that it is seen as a tax or an overhead on value that is delivered through applications.

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