A look at how data management is practiced worldwide reveals that most organizations do not manage data well, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University study published this month.

The study, which is published in the April issue of Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). Computer Society, includes an assessment of the data management practices of 175 organizations in both the public and private sectors between 2000 and 2006. Most of the organizations scored low on the assessment, indicating businesses and others have significant challenges in the area of data management.

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