Chapter 6. Metadata Management for MDM

6.1. Introduction

At a purely technical level, there is a significant need for coordination to oversee and guide the information management aspects of an enterprise initiative such as MDM. The political and organizational aspects of this coordination are addressed as part of the governance program that must accompany an MDM program. However, all aspects of determining need, planning, migration strategy, and future state require a clarified view of the information about the data that is used within the organization—its metadata.
It is easy for us to fall into the trap of referring to metadata by its industry- accepted definition: data about the data. This relatively benign description does not provide the depth ...

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