basotho caves

Data stewards, not data despots

This old baSotho story was shared by a friend of mine. “During the droughts of the late 1700’s. The country was under attack from marauding bands and a man suggested that the entire tribe stockpile its food and water on a cliff cave that can only be accessed by ropes. So every field was ripped and…

maturity

Six signs that data governance is maturing

Data governance is a strategic business program that determines and prioritizes the financial benefit data brings to organizations as well as mitigates the business risk of poor data practices and quality – Michelle Goetz We have been helping companies in sub-Saharan Africa implement data governance programs since 2007 – nearly ten years later there are strong…

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The importance of data governance – An interview with Maria C Villar

  Recently, eLC instructor Maria C.Villar was interviewed about data quality and why it is important to marketers. In this excerpt, used with permission, Maria discussions the distinctions between data management, governance, and quality, the role data stewardship plays in organizations today, and the value that data governance can bring to any organisation. Learn more…

Laundry Day

Data governance. Is it like laundry day?

Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen asks the question “Who needs a data governance tool?” in a recent post inspired by Sunil Soares In-Depth Review of Data Governance Software Tools research report. Sunil’s report examines the kinds of tools that can support governance, based on his extensive experience as a Data Governance consultant. Henrik’s post finishes with the questions…