There is no point in gathering and collecting data if you aren’t planning to analyze it. Unfortunately, forty-two percent of data and analytics leaders do not assess, measure or monitor their data and analytics governance. CDO Trends brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “How Data and Analytics Leaders Can Master Governance.

Good data and analytics governance enables faster, smarter decisions. This is why organizations that want to improve the quality of their data often begin with data and analytics governance projects. 

Data quality is not solely the job of the IT department of an organization, despite most assumptions. Data governance work must include stakeholders and the business must be clear on the roles they play. The business decides expectations for data quality, but the business also needs to understand that IT does not own data governance and is not responsible for data quality.

Effective data governance ensures that data is consistent and trustworthy and doesn’t get misused.

Melody K. Smith

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