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June 2017, Vol. 5, No. 3

BI data governance can take lessons from public sector practices

Business intelligence is taking on an increasingly critical role in the enterprise because it increases the accuracy of conventional processes and delivers game-changing strategic insights across the board. The management of data that feeds into the BI processes is equally important. Systems that feed into BI processes are more complex than conventional systems, which can make data governance even more difficult and potentially overwhelming. For this reason, BI data governance is more important than ever. Tougher than tough BI is generally culled from large bodies of data that are deep in history, broad in scope and staged in a data warehouse or similar structure optimized for mining. To make that data useful, it has to be managed in much the same way as conventional data -- and then some. Therefore, it's important to keep in mind these BI data governance areas of concern: There will likely be more dependencies than usual, and they likely will be more complex. BI data tends to be multi-sourced, with one body of data supporting ...

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