Data Governance is both a business strategy and an IT process for the way in which a data center manages its data. The term refers to an overarching strategy in which agreements and rules are established regarding:

  • Processes: how to use all data, what the objectives are, and how to maintain quality.
  • People: who is involved in managing and protecting the data.
  • How to monitor the security of the data to prevent unauthorized access or exposure.

Data Governance programs offer organizations a variety of benefits.