Ask This and Kiss Your Data Strategy Goodbye

Published
  • January 16 2013, 4:55pm EST

The number one question I get from clients regarding their data strategy and data governance is, “How do I create a business case?” This question is the kiss of death and here is why.

You created an IT strategy that has placed emphasis on helping to optimize IT data management efforts, lower total cost of ownership and reduce cost, and focused on technical requirements to develop the platform.  There may be a nod toward helping the business by highlighting the improvement in data quality, consistency, and management of access and security in broad vague terms.  The data strategy ended up looking more like an IT plan to execute data management.

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