Why governance matters

IBM experts debate the promise and perils of data governance and why data quality should be a top concern

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Merv Adrian

Date archived: January 12, 2017 | First published: April 30, 2010

Establishing data governance policies can be intimidating, and it's easy to dismiss the process as overkill. The key is identifying the problem and then treating governance as a business issue: define goals, build communication, identify causes and solutions. In this Q and A discussion, IT Market Strategy's Merv Adrian, IBM Director of Data Governance Solutions Steven Adler, IBM Market Segment Manager for InfoSphere MDM Lise Neely, and IBM Global Business Services Associate Partner Brett Gow offer advice on building successful data governance strategies.

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