What is a Data Steward and Do You Need One?

By Elliot King The metaphor of "ownership" has become popular in organizations and their IT shops. Companies have "application owners" and projects that are "owned" by this or that group. So that raises the question, who "owns" your data? The right answer is that nobody "owns" the data. Data is a resource that must be shared across an organization. Data…

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Maximize Value and Mitigate Risk

By Elliot King It seems like everybody knows, or should know, that data is a company's most important asset. Data is the primary commodity employees, customers and suppliers generate and consume everyday--it is the corporate lifeblood. Data is the raw material that let's organizations know if they are doing well or falling short. Data forms the basis of corporate decision-making.…

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