White Papers



Enterprise Data Architecture and Data Governance: Use Metadata to Get to the Starting Gate

Instituting data governance within the organization will help ensure compliance with business policies, as well as reduce risks. But how does one get started with data governance? In this white paper we explore some challenges in bootstrapping a data governance program and consider key methods for using metadata to establish the starting point for data governance....
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The Business Value of Data Modeling for Data Governance

Data governance works best when it’s strongly aligned with the drivers, motivations, and goals of the business. But given that data can be a technical discipline, it’s often difficult to find a way to translate the technical data environment into an easy-to-understand format that uses business terminology. Whether you are a businessperson looking to understand...
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Operationalizing Data Governance with Living Metadata

With any metadata project, it is critical to recognize that as the business transforms, the data and metadata must continually be updated and reviewed to ensure it continues to be useful. In this white paper we explore best practices in maintaining a “living” metadata management platform. We also cover the key factors in ensuring timeliness and utility...
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The Role of Metadata in a Data Governance Strategy

As the interest in managing information and enforcing corporate data management policies increases, data governance programs to manage data sets are becoming more and more vital to the business operation. However, in this rush for data governance programs, sometimes the true utility and importance of metadata can be missed. In this white paper, David Loshin...
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