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The Data Governance Imperative by Steve Sarsfield

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CHAPTER 1: THE NEED FOR DATA GOVERNANCE

Today, most executives and business workers realize that their success is increasingly tied to the quality of their information. Companies rely on data to make significant decisions that can affect customer service, regulatory compliance, the supply chain and many other areas. As your company collects more and more data about customers, products, suppliers, transactions and billing, it becomes more difficult to accurately maintain that information without a centralized approach and a team devoted to the data management mission.

Companies usually find themselves in need of data governance as a remedy for growing pains. In fact, analysts like Gartner Research and Forrester agree that there is a data governance ...

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