As technology evolves and organizations embrace the digital change, the focus on big data and analytics projects can help create a single user view and deliver actionable insights to relevant stakeholders. Tech Republic brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Intelligent Data Governance For Dummies.”

Before data can be put to work for businesses, it is important to enrich it with metadata to give it meaningful context for better management and governance. It also ensures compliance with constantly evolving regulations, minimizes the risk of data breaches and reduces the cost and complexity of discovery and reporting.

Data governance is the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity and security of the data in enterprise systems, based on internal data standards and policies that also control data usage. Effective data governance ensures that data is consistent and trustworthy and doesn’t get misused.

It is easier with each passing day to learn and utilize data governance. It is also more important with each passing day to manage and protect your data.

Melody K. Smith

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