re: Data Governance: No Single Solution
No Single Solution for Data Governance G«Ű youG«÷re right!
A recent post by Rajan Chandras for Information Week expressed a view that there is no single tool available in the market today for Data Governance. I have to agree with that statement as well as many of the other views expressed in the post. While it is true that no vendor of technology or services have yet figured out how to provide all of the resources needed for a Data Governance program, it is possible with a little help, to figure out what you need for Data Governance program. This is where Trillium Software, my company, can help.
This is not intended to be an advertisement for our consulting practice but rather to provide clarity on what we offer to the market. I also think it is important to note that we have chosen this path in response to what our clients have requested from us and we have taken those requests and focused them on our core competencies. As a provider of Data Quality technology, our Data Governance consulting services are designed to incorporate aspects of client data quality evaluation and measurement in the deliverable. Our Data Governance consulting services provide organizations insight into the strength of the mission-critical aspects of a data governance program, evaluate and mitigate their specific program risk, and provide recommendations for growing the program as part of a comprehensive data management initiative. Some of that is accomplished your our technology and the remainder is good old conversation. We donG«÷t deliver the program, we assess where the organization is at versus where they want to be. Then we can work with our client to develop the program and if desired, advise along the journey. WeG«÷re all about getting a great start based on inspection of the data, business processes, and organizational maturity.
Our clients have told us they need our help in the maturity assessment and preparation of a Data Governance program. For these reasons we have continued to strengthen our consulting team with industry experts that have worked at the types of organizations with which we engage. Our experience with Data Governance, data quality, and other data management programs with a client facing view is, in my opinion, hard to find from many vendors today. So while there may not be one tool available for Data Governance, there is a choice available to provide clear vision, and on that point I have to disagree with Mr. Chandras.
SVP, consulting & product management