Governance from the Ground Up: Launching Your Data Governance Initiative

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Although most executives recognize that an organization’s data is corporate asset, few organizations how to manage it as such. The data conversation is changing from philosophical questioning to hard-core tactics for data governance initiatives. This paper describes the components of data governance that will inform the right strategy and give companies a way to determine where and how to begin their data governance journeys.

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