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Data Management: Top 5 Overlooked Considerations

Written by  Aaron Brisendine

A successful data management organization enables the achievement of business goals and objectives efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. DM organizations which consistently achieve this have a clear, robust, and well-defined data management strategy. Overlooking these five simple but often forgotten considerations when building your data management strategy will diminish the data management organization’s ability to enable business success.Work to Achieve Data Governance Owned by the BusinessIn order for a data governance program to be successful, it must be owned by the business. While the business owns governance, IT is a necessary partner in modifying applications to allow for assessment and enforcement. In successful data governance the business owns the responsibility of defining and implementing policies and standards, additionally providing input into the direction of the data management organization. Policies and standards which govern data require a deep knowledge of the business and are the most effective way to manage