Yesterday I read a blog entry by Sunil Soares called Big Data Governance. This caught my attention as both Big Data and Governance are huge topics in the industry today. You may recognize Sunil’s name, and let me remind you where you know his name from. Sunil is an expert in the Information Governance area and has had two books published on the topic:
This book was published last year and is selling quite well. I wrote a lengthy blog entry about this book that I encourage you to read: Meet Sunil Soares - Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function. In summary this book discusses the best practices to sell the value of information governance. The objective of the book is to provide a representative sample, rather than an exhaustive list, of best practices to sell the value of information governance within an organization. You should use these best practices as inspiration for what might work within your organization. It is important that you read chapters from industries and functions outside of your own because there are a number of case studies that you might find useful for your specific situation. The book contains more than 50 case studies and 16 forewords.
This is a Flashbook that was published in 2010. Printed copies of this book exist, but in small supply. Printed copies are handed at selected events, but you can get a free e-version of the book: Information Management Bookstore. What’s the book about? Briefly, according to Arvind Krishna, General Manager at IBM:
IBM has assembled a comprehensive approach to Information Governance
that delivers the industry’s strongest portfolio of products, services, and best
practices to address every organization’s needs. This book provides a practical
set of detailed steps and sub-steps to implement an Information Governance
program, as well as the associated automation provided by IBM Software.
Beyond the blog entry that caught my attention, I found two articles also written by Sunil:
In Sunil’s words: I am starting to see a convergence of two major trends in the marketplace: information governance and Big Data. We are coining the term “Big Data Governance” to reflect this emerging trend. I define Big Data Governance as the formulation of policy to optimize, secure, and leverage Big Data as an enterprise asset by aligning the objectives of multiple functions.
I’m looking forward to see how this convergence pans out. If you’re also interested, I suggest you keep an eye on what Sunil comes up with. I’m sure he’ll make this emerging trend easy for you to understand and implement.