When an organization runs a strong Information Governance program, it helps ensure that information used for critical decisions in the organization is trusted, particularly from such a central hub as the information warehouse. The information must come from an authoritative source and is known to be complete, timely, and relevant to the people and systems that are involved in making the decision. It must be managed by an Information Steward who can communicate to others about its purpose, usage, and quality. Through communication of Information Governance policy and rules, business terms, and their relationship to the information assets, the information can be clearly understood across the organization.
I was going through The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014. IBM has been named a leader and has earned the highest scores for both strategy and market presence.
IBM was adjudged the Leader based on the evaluation on the following 5 domains of data governance management
- life-cycle management
These are the products in the Information Governance story of IBM (with links to my previous blogs on these topics)