Data Governance

What’s the Point of Data Governance ?

 

If you are in information technology, you have no doubt heard the term “data governance” bantered about more and more.  The very sound of “data governance” conjures up images of layers of bureaucracy and regulatory minutiae.  If you are in the ranks of development or change control – all that can be imagined from this term is just one more layer of regulations to navigate through for a simple data related change request to be approved and released.

Maybe your industry mandates the existence of said “data governance” to satisfy some compliance requirements, or maybe the mere fact that other companies are creating their “data governance” programs has caused the powers that be at your organization to determine that yours has got to have one too.  Whatever the reason for its inception at your organization, what is the point of “data governance”? What does it really mean?

At its best, data governance provides […]