The Data Governance Imperative

The Data Governance Imperative
  • Explains the importance of data governance and helps readers to understand how to improve the way they manage business intelligence.
  • Describes how to comply with corporate laws worldwide, ensuring readers are aware of the key legislation surrounding data governance.
  • Buy this book today and find out how proper data governance can transform your business and give you an edge over your competitors.
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Take control of your data for a more intelligent, responsive business

Seamless processes and a serious commitment to clean data give you the ability to generate accurate business intelligence and financial reports, and gain an instant snapshot of the health of your business. Most importantly, they also help you run a more intelligent, agile, fast-moving business than your competitors.

The Data Governance Imperative is written from a business person's view of data governance. This practical book covers both both strategies and tactics around managing a data governance initiative, and enables readers to understand their business at a deeper level and handle support issues more smoothly.


  1. The need for data governance
  2. What is data governance?
  3. Defining data governance success
  4. Getting funded for IQ projects
  5. People - What does a data governance team look like?
  6. Paining the picture
  7. Fixing your data
  8. Technologies that support data governance
  9. The audacity of data governance
  10. Case Study - BT

About the author

Steve Sarsfield is a leading expert in data quality and data governance, focusing on the business perspectives that are important to data champions, front-office employees and executives. Steve runs an award-winning and world recognised blog called Data Governance Insider and is a popular public speaker on the topic, having delivered countless presentations at industry conferences and college campuses throughout the United States.

Understand how proper data governance can transform your business – buy this book today and gain an edge over your competitors.

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1. Customer on 11/13/2014, said:

“Steve's book is a must-read for anyone interested in rounding out their data governance library.” David Loshin ( review)
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2. Another on 11/13/2014, said:

“It is truly imperative that you read this book! I highly recommend this book. It will prove to be an invaluable resource, both for your organization and for your career.” - Jamie E. Harris ( review)
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3. Another on 11/13/2014, said:

“The author is funny and smart and provides a down to earth, practical explanation of the bottom line impact of incomplete or inaccurate data from various corporate perspectives. Specific examples are given in terms of data quality and costs, from defining the team, developing a data quality scorecard, and creating solid metrics to effective maintenance and monitoring... This book has been given a place in my personal and professional toolbox.” Eileen E. Woodmansee ( review)
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