THE POSITIONING OF DATA MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE ENTERPRISE

There is no perfect solution to where the data management function, or its sub-functions, should be situated within an organisation. It may well be within IT/IS; it may be outside it. It might report to the board within one organisation and in another it might be part of the IT/IS technical support. Data management often evolves in an organisation long before it is officially recognised as such.

There may be situations where an organisation has two levels of data management – one strategic and one operational. This could be implemented by two distinct but related units or by a centralised data management unit and some type of local project or business-area data manager responsibility. ...

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