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. This interesting information came to us from in their article, “The Pandemic Swamped Your Information Governance Plan. This Is How To Right the Ship.”

Unfortunately, 2020 was not a normal year and with the impact of the pandemic on the workforce and processes that are driven by location, i.e. not working at home, many organizations had to step back and revisit their plan.

Good data stewardship is good for productivity, security and customer confidence, not to mention regulatory peace. Remote working is not going anywhere, even when the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed many employers and employees have discovered benefits to this new situation. So how do you need to adjust your data governance plan to accommodate this new normal?

Melody K. Smith

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