Quality's Governing Principles

Good data governance optimizes the value of reference data, according to panelists in a March 6 webcast sponsored by Infogix, SmartStream and Inside Reference Data. Cooperation between business and IT staff is the key prerequisite for data governance plans, panelists said.

Cost concerns are not the primary driver for data governance efforts, attendees said in response to one of the poll questions conducted during the webcast (figure 2). Improving data quality and extracting value from data are t