Top 5 Ways Business-Friendly Data Governance Simplifies Your Life

Wondering how data governance can solve your challenges and help achieve that competitive advantage?

Here are 5 ways!



of CDO’s view data as a strategic asset to achieve a competitive advantage.
Source: Cutter Associates annual data management benchmarking study

#1 Stop the Confusion

and make better decisions. Choose the best data and find new data sets to enrich your analytics projects.

The Problem

Only 12% of enterprise data is used for information and to make decisions, leaving 88% of enterprise data untouched.
Source: Datawatch

Data governance reveals more data you didn’t even know existed by answering questions like where do I find it and where does it come from?

#2 Stop the Debate

Definitively understand your data.

The Problem

3 out of 5 people can’t agree on the definition of organizational data. And synonyms of business terms must be documented to prevent misunderstandings.

#3 Stop the Inaccuracies

by making key data quality metrics available to business.

The Problem

45% of operating expenses are wasted due to data quality issues.
Source: Datawatch

“Assuming” your data is good
leads to flawed decisions.
Source: CIO Insight

#4 Stop the Consternation

and let data governance transparency bridge IT and Business

The Problem

Passive Approach. 65% say their company waits until there are specific issues with data until teams address and fix them.

Source: CIO Insight

What’s missing is business-friendly data governance.

#5 Stop the Risk

with data governance accountability

36% of CDO’s measure success via improved risk management
Source: Gartner Third CDO Survey

The Problem

“to measure is to know – if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it”
– Lord Kelvin

Something as simple as accountability of…

Who Owns the Data
Is a question that everyone must be able to answer.
Most people say, “We already have data governance.”

Yes & No

99% of organizations have technical metadata and data lineage for IT.

Define expected outcomes

What’s Missing?

Business friendly data governance for the business user, answering questions in a business context:

  • What does the data mean?
  • Can I trust it?
  • How do I find it?
  • Where does the data come from?
  • Is it the same thing to everyone?
  • Who do I ask?