Cloud Data Report: Create an Enterprise Data Strategy

Cloud Data Report: Create an Enterprise Data Strategy

CREATING AN ENTERPRISE data strategy is not for the faint of heart. It first requires a commitment from the top and an acknowledgment that data is a corporate asset that must be managed and protected like any other asset. Given the difficulty of getting executive buy-in, it’s not surprising that only one in 10 organizations have an enterprise data strategy.

To harness data as a corporate asset requires a mix of “soft” skills, required to build sustainable strategies and manage change, and “hard” stuff, which applies a portfolio of data management tools and techniques to ensure the delivery of consistent, high-quality data that’s aligned with business strategies and initiatives.

One of the key elements in managing data is reconciling enterprise and local requirements for data. Most organizations whipsaw between these two extremes, but astute managers foster a dynamic interplay between the two polarities, embracing both at the same time without getting stuck at either end (or somewhere in the middle.) Organizations with highly centralized approaches to data management need to distribute development back to the departments (as scary as that might be) while maintaining high standards for data integrity and quality; organizations with fragmented data and lots of analytic silos need to implement processes and controls to standardize shared data across functional areas…

In this report by Quest Software and Wayne Eckerson, learn how to conquer the challenges of an enterprise data strategy. Learn about the tools, skills – and level of commitment – necessary to deliver high-quality data that aligns with business strategies and initiatives.

Creating an enterprise data strategy? It’s not easy. You need sign off from the top and a deep understanding of how to harness data as an actual corporate asset – and a valuable one at that.

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