Achieving Data Governance 2.0

by Angela Guess Will Crump recently wrote in Business2Community, “The bigger the business, the more data it has. UPS, for example, stores more than 16 petabytes of data as it tracks packages and customer requests. But any company of any size can improve its data. That’s where data governance — the process of managing information […]

Are Data Governance and Information Governance Synonyms?

Click to learn more about author Tami Flowers. Wikipedia defines Data Governance as “Data governance is used by organizations to exercise control over processes and methods used by their data stewards and data custodians in order to improve data quality.” Whereas Wikipedia defines Information Governance “the set of multi-disciplinary structures, policies, procedures, processes and controls implemented to manage information […]

Implementing a Data Stewardship Committee

by Angela Guess Pete Stiglich has written an article for the Perficient blog regarding the steps to implementing a Data Stewardship subcommittee within a Data Governance program. He writes, “A key initiative to be undertaken prior to instituting Data Stewardship at the enterprise level is to develop a Subject Area Model (SAM) – the 10,000 […]

New Top Dog: The Chief Data Officer

by Angela Guess Tommy Fernandez of Information Management reports, “Over 60 percent of firms surveyed are actively working towards creating specialized data stewards, and eventually Chief Data Officers, for their enterprise, according to a survey by GoldenSource Corporation. While firms varied in their progress toward a central data governance structure, nearly all were moving from a […]

Merging Business with Data Governance

by Angela Guess In a new article Kelle O’Neal describes the role of business in data governance. O’Neal states, “With many companies organized along lines of business (LOBs), system and application complexity have increased steadily, decision making has become decentralized and data has become siloed. Critical business information is often unsynchronized across silos and may […]

Cutting Waste with Big Data Governance

by Angela Guess Julie Lockner recently wrote about the integration of Big Data and data governance. She begins, “In a recent conversation I had with the CTO of a large financial services corporation, he stated that managing data growth was a key initiative to cut cost and waste out of the data center.  Cutting data […]

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