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Data Governance Equals Business Opportunity. No, Really

February 26, 2015

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Forrester clients describe their data governance work as long on effort but limited in success. Clients describe an inability to sustain data governance beyond a project or to show its business value; some feel that it's too bureaucratic. Yet there is strong evidence that competence in data governance leads to both operational efficiency and tangible business outcomes. Top-performing organizations use data for competitive advantage and exploit more internal and external data. Technology doesn't separate top performers from the rest of the pack; data governance and the alignment of data processes and business processes make the difference. This report defines a blueprint to adopt the practices of high performers and craft a successful data governance program to support business performance. This report was originally published on May 20, 2013; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy, most recently in December 2014.

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Table of Contents

  • More Data Forces Different Approaches To Data Governance
  • Make Data Governance A Tool For Agility
  • Sustainable Data Governance Focuses On Strategy Over Tactics
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Data Governance Will Evolve Significantly In The Data Economy
  • Supplemental Material
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