If you’ve ever wondered whether your data governance committee is covering the right issues, then you’ll want to read Joey Jablonski’s recent column, “12 Step Guide for Data Governance in a Cloud-First World.”
Despite the title, five of the steps are actually a great strategic discussion list for any data governance group. Jablonski says organizations should cover each of the following:
Actually, you might also want to read David Linthicum’s InfoWorld column this week, which discusses three specific integration problems that companies encounter with the cloud. One problem is an “inability to define the metadata or what the data truly means,” which is something a data governance team should understand and address.
Many of Linthicum’s cloud best practices are also recommended for Big Data governance, including tracking metadata across the organization, setting a lifecycle for data, and keeping security rules when data moves between systems.
Tuesday, February 3, at 2 p.m. EST, “Big Data, Decisions & the Simulated Experience,” with Robin Hogarth, an emeritus professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and the All Analytics community. Hogarth will discuss how simulated experience — rather than just analysis — can be used to understand complex data.
Loraine Lawson is a veteran technology reporter and blogger. She currently writes the Integration blog for IT Business Edge, which covers all aspects of integration technology, including data governance and best practices. She has also covered IT/Business Alignment and IT Security for IT Business Edge. Before becoming a freelance writer, Lawson worked at TechRepublic as a site editor and writer, covering mobile, IT management, IT security and other technology trends. Previously, she was a webmaster at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and a newspaper journalist. Follow Lawson at Google+ and on Twitter.