Five Tips for Easier Data Governance - Slide 2

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For organizations, pain points are like pressure points in massage: Hit the right pain point, and you can help the surrounding areas find relief. In a recent IT World Canada article, David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM Canada's InfoSphere team, suggested you look for a specific user experiencing a pain point, then work with that user to secure buy-in for larger projects.

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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