Data Governance: 10 Steps to Establishing Effective Policies
Data governance, an important IT best practice that nonetheless is underutilized in enterprises, continues to confuse and frustrate IT managers while running up significant costs with little return. Those involved typically stumble across a few similar challenges such as lack of clarity on where to start, insufficient cross-functional involvement, and a rapidly growing population of experts and vendors offering high price-point applications and services. Individuals and teams exploring and implementing data governance systems are often under pressure to deliver measurable progress. It is not uncommon to hear that data management professionals such as data modelers and database administrators believe that they have no part to play in a data governance strategy. Yet almost any title with the word "data" included in it will be involved with data governance—either directly or indirectly. Here's a look at a number of simple steps that can be taken to implement data governance effectively. Our sources include database tools and developer software specialist Embarcadero Technologies and eWEEK reporting.