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The Data Governance Imperative by Steve Sarsfield

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CHAPTER 2: WHAT IS DATA GOVERNANCE?

To start with, data governance is a set of processes that ensures that important data assets are formally managed throughout the enterprise. Data governance guarantees that data can be trusted and that people can be made accountable for any adverse event that happens because of poor data quality. It is about putting people in charge of fixing and preventing issues with data, so that the enterprise can become more efficient.

Data governance also describes an evolutionary process for a company, altering the company’s way of thinking and setting up the processes to handle information, so that it may give power and intelligence to the entire organization. It’s about using technology when necessary in many forms ...

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