Chapter 18 ACHIEVING DATA UNDERSTANDING
Understanding the data resource is an organization’s choice.
Thoroughly understanding the data in an organization’s data resource requires a persistent effort by everyone in the organization involved with developing, maintaining, or using the data. Achieving that thorough understanding involves a look at a data manipulation industry, the agenda of many organizations, a perspective of the data management profession, and the discretion that an organization has to become professional and manage their data as a critical resource.
DATA MANIPULATION INDUSTRY
Data management today is largely a data manipulation industry, rather than a data management program. That fact is substantiated by heath care analogies, ...