Chapter 15

Final remarks

The final words of this book will, and should, be a summary on the deployment of data governance. But before we recap the preceding chapters, it’s important to reinforce that implementing more discipline in regard to data, information, or content is not really an option.

As this book was being finished, the author started another information management–related project for a new client—with one of the requested deliverables being “data governance.” It was asked for in a shopping list given to the consulting team by the CIO, who was soliciting the consulting firms. To be precise, the request was to “deliver recommendations on ETL, MDM, BI, and data governance.” The blast of acronyms was our first warning sign.

Since we were ...

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