Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP walked into a bar…Okay, a conference room—and announced the launch of the Open Data Initiative, a collaboration that aims to break down data silos and enable a single view of the customer. This, they believe, will enable companies to use advanced analytics and AI to use the data better to design …
CIO.com calls data governance ‘the start of something wonderful’. Something that ‘enhances business engagement … bringing an ever-increasingly disconnected data environment together and providing data value optimization‘. Conversations on this topic are on the rise, and more and more CIOs today admit that data governance is one of their top priorities for 2019. Which is …
One of the key first steps in launching a successful data governance program is securing executive buy-in. Drafting a project charter can help you communicate the importance of data governance to senior executives.
Data doesn’t stay in one place these days. Data governance for ever-moving, ever-changing data needs to mindful of the movements and their repercussions. It needs a clear data flow diagram.
Business data glossary is a collection of the organization’s key data assets. Think of it as a comprehensive data address book that comprises important business terms, their definitions, and associated technical knowledge, including relational data about who owns it and how it should be used and when. It synthesizes your data and represents it in a simple, readable format.
The DGC is the body that governs your organization’s data governance policies, guides and advises your data strategy, prioritizes and approves your data governance initiatives and projects, and offers ongoing support for these.
IT governance and Data governance are terms often used interchangeably. In fact, they are closely related and have a common purpose: to make the best or optimal use of the organization’s assets and create business value. Where they differ is in terms of what they govern.
Data is the new commodity that everyone’s betting will drive the next phase of growth across industries. This being the case, organizations are defining new roles and responsibilities within their current setups to ensure effective data governance. One such key role is that of a data steward.
On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, creating a ripple effect with far-reaching consequences. How are other lawmakers responding to it? Is the GDPR the gold standard upon which data privacy laws everywhere can be based?
Why we need a business-focused rather than an IT-focused approach
to data governance.