Data Management Definition

  • Sub-Discipline of Data Governance
  • Frequently Misused Term (see “Data Governance”)
  • Information Types: Structured

Data Management is the practice of ensuring data integrity, reliability, security, and accessibility. It is focused on the architecture, practices, and processes of structured information. Data Management is the tactical execution of Data Governance (an aspect of Information Governance) concerned with the quality and accessibility of data.

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Data Management Key Points

  1. Data Management is the tactical execution of Data Governance.
  2. Data Management ensures data integrity.
  3. Data Management enacts data structure practices.
  4. Data Management includes storage practices of data.
  5. Data Management looks towards extraction techniques in partnership with value-focused disciplines such as Data Science and Business Analysis.
  6. Data Management is generally responsible for data cleansing as a piece of data integrity.
  7. Data Management should enable timely and relevant access to data.

Data Management Overview

Data Management should be the tactical partner of Data Governance. Where Data Governance takes its’ direction from Information Governance, Data Management should take its’ direction from Data Governance. This is very rarely what is occurring in organizations today. In reality, Data Management ends up being a task in a list performed by a few people within the Information Technology realm of an organization. This minimizes the criticality of good data practices and completely ignores the benefits that accessible data can provide to the organization.

Another frequent issue with Data Management efforts is the confusion with Data Governance (strategy versus tactics). Where Data Governance issues the edict and overall direction, Data Management determines the path to success.

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Panel: Information Governance For Government, Educational Institutions, & Non-Profits


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Panel: Information Governance For Government, Educational Institutions, & Non-Profits – Mara Hermano (Rhode Island School of Design – RISD), Mansur Hasib (University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Kevin Parker (NEOSTEK) & Joel Westphal (U.S. Naval Archives).

The Battle for Your Data: On Premises vs The Cloud – Julie Colgan


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Julie Colgan asks – It’s your corporate data and it’s increasingly being hosted in the Cloud. As the battle continues between the Cloud and On-Premise, what should your evaluation criteria be for determining what’s right for your company? Can anyone resist the pull of the cloud?

Takeaways:

  • Why not go full Cloud?
  • What are your evaluation criteria?
  • How can you make the best decisions for your corporate data?

Change Management: Transforming Chaos – Laurie Fischer


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Change permeates and envelopes us, and is the one constant in our lives. Think of all the workplace changes in just the past few years related to how we create, use, share, retain, protect and dispose of information. Our ever-increasing need to collaborate and communicate, to analyze and innovate, and to “be mobile” has led to sometimes massive change to existing IG-enabling technologies as well as new solutions that enable us to attain our objectives.

Since change is inevitable, then why is the lack of managing that change the primary reason IG projects fail? Some organizations simply equate a training plan to a change management plan, but change management is so much more than training!

In this session, we’ll investigate the winning formula for successful integration of change into the organization – whether it’s a change in information governance roles and responsibilities, process and procedures and / or technology. Incorporating key change management principles supports the successful adoption of change by applying a structured framework of methods, tools and processes. We’ll also share real-life examples of successful change management efforts, as well as epic failures.

Takeaways:

  • Workplace trends that necessitate change
  • Ignoring change management leads to failure
  • Change management framework as a key to success

Information Governance Considerations for Storage and Data Retention – Jim Koziol


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Organizations are increasingly trying to understand how to connect their IT capabilities and IG capabilities. One area where many organizations are seeing advances are through their storage and data retention programs. Join Jim Koziol as he unravels the considerations of storage and data retention when approached from an information governance perspective.

Takeaways:

  • Understand the benefits of the Cloud
  • Understand the requirements of Cloud data
  • Know the best practices in migrating data
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