A data governance structure that has proven effective for data-rich, mid-sized organizations
This article describes the evolution of data governance and how integrating change management principles when introducing data governance to an organization could be the tipping point for transforming a firm into a data-driven enterprise.
In an environment of rapidly evolving technology, customer behavior, and competition, data has become one of an organization’s most important and valuable assets. Cutting-edge reporting and analytics tools and sophisticated data warehouses are helping organizations extract greater value from their wealth of data—but those are only part of the equation for ensuring access to clean, reliable, and useful data. Effective data governance—the people, processes, and tools for managing complex and interrelated data across the organization—is also critical to establishing and sustaining organizational focus on data.