According to The Data Governance Institute, Data Governance is "The organizational bodies, rules, decision rights, and accountabilities of people and information systems as they perform information-related processes”.
Business Analytics Strategie
A Business Intelligence initiative may fail for many reasons: wrong technology, lack of sponsorship, poor data quality but one of the main reasons remains an incorrect project team. Too often the technology is seen as the unique challenge of the project and the human resources side is neglected while this is at least as important as the technical part.
Data quality is an often underestimated topic within data warehouse & business intelligence solutions.
Most companies are content in their belief that their data is good enough, although they have no factual basis for that belief. It takes facts to change their minds into a more correct awareness: ‘I had no idea the problem was that large'.
An undertaking of improving data quality or getting insight into the data quality provided, should answer amongst other the following questions;
Scorecarding, a powerful management instrument
Extraction, Transformation & Loading : often expensive !
In the last decade the business intelligence market has been relatively fragmented with a lot of different vendors offering open solutions, which were designed to operate with a large variety of different databases, data-sources (ERP, CRM, SCM …), operating systems, portal technologies and web/application servers.