Data Governance Article & Resource Round-Up


Below are some articles are resources that you can use to broaden you knowledge of Data Governance. Feel free to leave a comment with any other links you think may be useful to other readers.

Articles

Data Governance at a Malaysian Financial Institution
An article about Eon Bank, a company that had no Data Governance until June 2006. They implemented BI solutions from SAS to get a single view of the customer.
http://computerworld.com.my/ShowPage.aspx?pagetype=2&articleid=5841&pubid=4&issueid=119

IBM Acquires Princeton Softech
This acquisition happened a couple of weeks ago and shows how IBM is really bulking up on their Data Governance offerings. This is just another example of the trend for organizations to adopt Data Governance.
http://www.echannelline.com/usa/story.cfm?item=22309

An Introduction to Master Data Management
A nice, clear article about Master Data Management.
http://www.sda-india.com/sda_india/psecom,id,25,site_layout,sdaindia,articles,601,p,0.html
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Want SOA? Got Data Governance?


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I had a topic in the hopper that I wanted to talk about soon, something along the lines of…”Want SOA at your organization? You better have Data Governance. Well, Neil Hepburn beat me to the punch, sorta, with his article titled SOA without IT Governance = Goodluck, which I might add is a great title.

Neil has a compelling discussion that boils down to the fact that to implement a SOA strategy, without managed data and metadata is, “like boarding a ship with an incompetent navigator. Will you get to your destination? Sure, but it’ll take you a lot longer, and cost you a lot more.”

Ed Tittel has a great article about SOA and Data Governance. While Data Governance and IT Governance are distinctly different, they are both essential to successful SOA. SOA involves the highest level of reusability for any services performed in an organization. In order for this to be truly reusable, you absolutely must have your data governed…. because yes, the services are systems talking to one another, that is the infrastructure. But what is being passed between the services? Data. Read more…