I just read a very nice post about “Who owns the data”. I especially like the analogy at the end: who owns your house? Not the architect, not the builder, nor the plumber, but you yourself, of course, with everything in it! So, it should be the organization, or more precise, the department that uses the data, who should own it. Not the IT department who builds and/or maintains it. I also like his link to data quality in identifying who should own the data: “Who is going to care most if the data is incorrect?”. These need not be the people who generate or capture the data. This issue is, in my opinion, one of the major causes of problems with data quality and ineffective use of data.
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• Thursday, June 17th, 2010