It Takes a Team

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By Elliot King

As the cliché has it, data is an organization’s most valuable asset. But the question is–who guards those corporate jewels? Is it the IT staff that is charged with making sure the information infrastructure supports the business correctly? Is it the database developers and administrators who are the front-line data professionals? Is it the business

users who need accurate data to make sure tasks are executed as anticipated?… Read More

What is a Data Steward and Do You Need One?

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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 flows from the point of creation–perhaps
capturing contact information on a website or importing a third-party mailing
list–through staging, consumption, storage and archiving.… Read More