Companies attempting to successfully implement data governance programs are faced with the fact that individual data stewards work within different business silos or system groups. Often, their efforts are not as coordinated as they could be, and sometimes they don’t even know whom the other data stewards are that they should be communicating with. In two previous articles, “Agile Data Governance: The Key to Solving Enterprise Data Quality Problems,” and “Seven Steps to Agile Data Governance,” we discussed processes for streamlining data governance. This article is about how organizations that are implementing data governance programs can use new Web 2.0 and other collaboration tools to significantly move the productivity dial by improving communications across geographic, project, business, organizational, system, language and time zone boundaries.


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