Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Must-read Analyst Reports on Data Governance

If you’re thinking of implementing a data governance strategy at your company, here are some key analyst reports I believe are a must-read.

Data Governance: What Works And What Doesn't
by Rob Karel, Forrester
A high-level overview of data governance strategies. It’s a great report to hand to a c-level executive in your company who may need some nudging.

Data Governance Strategies
by Philip Russom and TDWI
A comprehensive overview of data governance, including extensive research and case studies. This one is hot off the presses from TDWI. Sponsored by many of the top information quality vendors.

The Forrester Wave™: Information Quality Software by J. Paul Kirby, Forrester
This report covers the strengths and weaknesses of top information quality software vendors. Many of the vendors covered here have been gobbled up by other companies, but the report is still worth a read. $$

Best Practices for Data Stewardship
Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

by Ted Friedman, Gartner
I have included the names of two of Ted’s reports on this list, but Ted offers much insight in many forms. He has written and spoken often on the topic. (When you get to the Gartner web site, you're going to have to search on the above terms as Gartner makes it difficult to link directly.) $$
Ed Note: The latest quadrant (2008) is now available here.

The case for a data quality platform
Philip Howard, Bloor Research
Andy Hayler and Philip Howard are prolific writers on information quality at Bloor Research. They bring an international flair to the subject that you won’t find in the rest.


Anonymous said...

Nice list, Steve! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the list! Big help.

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