An increasing number of organizations are adopting a disciplined approach to data management, it has been suggested.
According to data quality company InfoBlueprint, businesses are coming to realize that data, in particular master data, should be regarded as a vital asset and tool which requires "formal disciplines for its management beyond just storage infrastructure".
However, the firm noted that the approaches to achieving this by different organizations can take on many guises and often drive the need for data quality, data governance and master data management programs.
"This is a refreshing and long overdue approach. Up until now it has been surprising to see how little attention has been given to some of these areas, and how many businesses had the expectation that BI alone would solve all their data problems," said Bryn Davies, managing director of InfoBlueprint.
Organizations are now bringing together business intelligence, data quality, master data, content management, governance and security under the control of improved data management strategies, he added.
Posted by Richard Jones