Data Governance — A Case Study of Successful Business-IT Collaboration
This IDC study, written for executive data management professionals — such as chief data officers — and senior IT leadership resources — including CIOs, explores a successful implementation of data governance that used a collaborative approach between business and IT to achieve results that were recognized by C-level executives. Using a case study of Cummins Inc., this study examines how communication, organization, process management, technology, and data all contribute to the success of data governance and master data management and provides advice on the best practices that can be applied to achieve similar results."Data governance is not a technology but a process supported by technology," says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity Software Research at IDC. "Organizations that believe there is a magic box IT solution will fail, but organizations using an approach that includes business resources working with IT to make tough data decisions in a structure called data governance will be successful."