Critical to any information governance program is consistency. Organizations need to ensure that information is well understood, commonly defined and the program goals communicated clearly.
Standards as they relate to information governance are about putting the right pieces in place from the start. Having standard processes, technologies, metrics and communication.
There are seven main areas organizations should focus on when they think of standards in an information governance program:
- Read IBM Data Governance Unified Process and build one.
- Build a Business Glossary
- Get a full understanding of data
- Manage metadata
- Put standard tooling in place
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