A better article


I posted the Data Governance whitepaper link yesterday thinking that it would be something particularly helpful for data governance practitioners. The press release had just came across my desk and I posted it so that everyone could read it at the same time I did. Little did I know that it was more of a sales document for DataFlux Version 8 – my apologies. I did promise that I would read it and then post my thoughts, here they are: I think if you are looking for a Data Quality product to round out your Data Governance program, this is probably a good read for you. If you aren’t looking for a Data Quality tool, the first page or two are still pretty valuable by way of defining Data Governance and the need for it pretty clearly – you can discard the rest.

So, because I was really looking for something of high-value to provide to you, I’ve spent the last hour searching through all of the Data Governance articles I have bookmarked over the months and one really stuck out. Its an easy read and provides a clear description of where Data Governance belongs in an organization and why.
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Freebie Data Governance Whitepaper


A new whitepaper just came out and it is available on Information Week. I haven’t read this one yet, but I will today and write a post on it tomorrow. You can check it out here.

Bonus links:
Mark Madsen covers some of the trends he noticed coming out of the TDWI Conference in San Diego last week, including observations on Data Governance.

DataFlux sent out a press release with info on what is going on at their conference so far. Check it out so you can say you keep your ear to the ground…