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 understand 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.
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