It is important to approach your data management process with some strategy. It is those organizations that capitalize on their organizational data assets that end up with true findability, and really, isn’t that the ultimate goal? DATAVERSITY brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Data Management vs. Data Governance: Improving Organizational Data Strategy.”

Applying data governance practices is key to making your content findable. However, it is important to point out that there are different practices and concepts of data management and data governance.

Many organizations do not treat data as an organizational asset and they are missing out on a great advantage. There are numerous points of overlap between data management and data governance, which confuses the usage of these terms.

Governance is part of the overall management of data. It is the roles, responsibilities and processes of ensuring that there is accountability and ownership of data assets in an orderly, sustainable manner over time. Data management pertains to any aspect of using data in a routine or repetitive process over time.

Using strategic planning enables organizations to take the necessary steps in developing a return on their data assets investment.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.