Data and analytics technology is a benefit to all industries, even higher education. Data and analytics technology solutions and practices can position institutions for success. Campus Technology brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “6 Technologies and Practices Impacting the Future of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed.

The higher ed IT association recently released the inaugural Data and Analytics Edition of its Horizon Report and a list of technologies and practices with the greatest overall impact. Topping that list is data management and governance – two very different things.

Data management is a set of technologies that execute on various business policies and rules while contributing to the information and compliance-based requirements of customers and shareholders. Data governance is a strategic business program that determines and prioritizes the financial benefit data brings to organizations as well as mitigates the business risk of poor data practices and quality.

Like many other business units, data governance has its share of standard core competencies. However, unlike other operations in an organization, this function orients toward data processes, planning and performance.

Data governance policies and procedures are designed to create consistency and quality in the data you create, manage and store so at the end of the cycle, findability is simple and effective. All this requires strategy, and a good taxonomy to index the data.

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Melody K. Smith

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