Ventana Research recently found that organizations show a maturing pattern in their data governance deployment and usage. This benchmark research is based on input from 341 participants in IT-related areas and front-office roles. Data governance – the practice of setting policies, rules and processes that guide the use, development and protection of information – can help understand data issues and improve data quality and consistency in a competitive market environment.

Data governance enables organizations to oversee and coordinate how information is used in business intelligence reporting, analysis and decision-making throughout the enterprise. Data governance improves the implementation of business modeling and master data management. It also helps organizations comply with regulations and guard against improper data exposure or changes.

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