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        Ventana Research Begins New Market Research on Data Governance

        New research aims to understand the management and use of data and its impact on business

        Ventana Research today launched its latest benchmark research initiative on Trends in Data Governance. The research will evaluate ways that organizations are making information more accessible while also retaining appropriate controls over use of data. We also seek to VentanaResearch_Benchmark_Data_Governance_Logo200331understand difficulties in establishing data governance policies that align information systems with business priorities and comply with regulations, and how data governance processes impact the management of IT assets, processes and personnel.

        Effectively managing data privacy and security is a high-stakes matter. When an organization doesn’t get it right, it often becomes front-page news and occasionally becomes a subject of litigation. Yet organizations face an equally challenging imperative to ensure that business users have easy access to the data they need. Depending on how data governance policies are implemented, they can inhibit access to data, making it harder to find and utilize the data assets of an organization.

        The benchmark research will deliver detailed insights into the thinking of executives, business and IT professionals, and teams focused on data to help understand key pain points and priorities for enhancing the capabilities and performance of data governance. We will assess the relationship between data governance teams and other parts of the organization and identify where data stewards must focus their efforts to be able to take a more strategic role. We’ll also evaluate the extent to which data stewards are enabling more efficient data-related operations across the enterprise. We expect this benchmark research to educate those interested in data governance, identify business opportunities in this area and to help vendors gauge the receptiveness of research participants to new technologies.

        “When done properly, data governance empowers organizations to proactively set strategy and policies about data rather than just put out fires or respond to `squeaky wheels’,” said David Menninger, SVP & Research Director. “It brings together processes that too often are disconnected and uncoordinated. These processes include cataloging the data used by the organization and ensuring its quality and availability, cleansing and validating the data as well as the establishment of business rules and policies on sharing and making changes to data.”

        Those interested in learning more about or participating in this benchmark research can click here. Ventana Research, a leading business technology research and advisory services firm, provides qualified research participants with an incentive and complementary report, which includes both key insights and best practices from the benchmark research.

        About Ventana Research

        Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

        Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research's insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations’ use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit

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