New Kalido Survey Uncovers Significant Unrealized Opportunity Due to a Lack of Data GovernanceBusiness Leaders More Pessimistic Than IT on State of Data Governance
September 13, 2011
— Kalido, the leading independent provider of business-driven data
governance solutions, today released a new data governance report that
finds 76 percent of organizations have an intuitive or explicit
awareness of data as a business asset, but only two percent treat it
as an asset with quantifiable value.
— Based on more than 200 responses analyzing the results from its Data
Governance Maturity Assessment survey, the report further highlights
the following key themes:
— Business participation has a significant impact on program
success. A full quarter of data governance programs with sustained
business involvement scored in the top two tiers of maturity,
compared with only four percent of organizations that either had
IT-led governance or no governance at all.
— Companies are not treating data management as a business process
in its own right with 83 percent of respondents failing to
document or only loosely documenting data policies, and more than
half (54 percent) lacking any means of measuring the performance
of data management activities.
— Use of appropriate technology appears to be a leading indicator of
overall data governance maturity. Twice as many respondents (36
percent) scored in the lowest echelon of maturity as compared to
organization (17 percent) and process (16 percent).
— The gap between perceived value of data and execution in protecting
that value underscores a pent-up demand for effective governance.
— The report finds that business engagement, business process focus and
technology are key areas of focus to increase adoption.
— The full report, which also includes detailed recommendations for
organizations seeking to increase the maturity of their data