Temporal modeling is a hot topic in data warehouse and BI environments. The data vault approach or anchor modeling are an attempt to make those environments more manageable. From the information modeling perspective however, these are mostly technical in nature. Though the information model could capture those technical requirements, it would be an information model with an implementation in mind, and not simply capture the business communication. We would be modeling the data warehouse implementation itself and not the way the business communicates about their data.

This is a follow up to the initial article to be found here.

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Casetalk is part of the curriculum at several universities, highschools and in secondary education. Students learn the basics of FCO-IM using Casetalk and often the final assignment is to make a model of an excisting organisation of their choice.

Recently a governmental body in the Netherlands has leaked personal data through an application which was able to export data by design. This design allowed records to be both printed or exported to file for future system integrations.

Nine months after rolling out the application, this leaky feature came to light, for personal data was being offered for sale by dubious employees. I was just wondering how many mistakes were made during the hasty development of this application.

The potential data leak was obviously build by design. The real problem seems to be that abusive use of this feature went undetected when it was actively used by a handful of corrupt employees.

Yes we all use data. The latest buzzwords nowadays either contain the word Big, Semantic and/or Data. Since companies collect more and more data, and attempt to work with more data than ever, the data seems to become more important. There is a trend to build a more and newer applications using that data, and collect even more. That new application is seen as our next data solution. We've become more data driven...

The Dutch company ProRail is responsible for all rail infrastructure in the Netherlands. They have built an impressive architecture to manage their information needs and to be able to steer IT projects. For this they have been using CaseTalk for more than a decade, and are involved in specifying requirements of the CaseTalk Portal. All of this supports their effort for data governance, and they've published a video on LinkedIn explaining how this works for them.

This article by Robert Breteler who works at the AFM, the Dutch Authorities Financial Markets, describes how the organization becomes data driven by using Fact Oriented Modeling with CaseTalk. The article is in Dutch (read an English Google translate here).