Recently, Loraine Lawson wrote why she believes data governance is key to self-serve IT. But to be honest, she says she can see why you'd be tempted to procrastinate on data governance. It sounds intimidating. "Governance" conjures up all kinds of images, from guys in white wigs using Old English pronouns, to a room full of exhausted business people debating data minutiae ala "12 Angry Men."
Data or information governance — the difference seems to be that information governance focuses more on legal compliance — may not involve balloons and cupcakes, but it doesn’t have to be a punishing ordeal, either. Here are five steps you can take to ease the trauma of starting data governance.
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