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Exploring Data Governance: A Comprehensive Series by Industry Veteran and Backup Tech CEO, Mike Colesante

In today’s data-driven world, effective data governance has become a critical aspect of any organization’s success. In this comprehensive blog series, we embark on a journey through the intricacies of corporate data governance. From understanding the fundamentals to harnessing the power of data intelligence, we’ll explore the why, what, and how of data governance. So, let’s dive right in and discover the valuable insights and strategies that can transform the way you manage and leverage your data assets.

Ideally, you would start at Part I and follow along in order. That might make the most sense. However, this series is written similarly to the mini-series Kaleidoscope on Netflix in which you can digest the content in any order you want, and it still makes sense. Who am I to say where to start?

However you choose to browse through the content of this Series, I hope you find value in different Parts. If you have any questions or want more information, feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to discuss further.

Part I – Lessons Learned about Corporate Data Governance

I decided to create several posts relaying what I’ve learned about data governance, starting with what is it, where do I start, and what tools do I need. Let’s jump in!

Part II – Improving Data Governance through Intelligence

In data governance, I found the best foundation was data intelligence. In this next post, I’ll dive into my research on using intelligence in your governance framework.

Part III – The Need for Intelligent Data Governance

Digital transformation disrupts businesses everywhere, and information has become an organization’s most strategic advantage for reaching, interacting together, and keeping clients. In Part III we’ll review some of the reasons why there’s a need.

Part IV – Defining Intelligent Data Governance and Planning for Success

In the next post, we examine additional risks, help define Data Governance, and begin the planning process. Data governance goes beyond a simple definition to encompass a broad collection of data functions and strategies.

Part V – Recognizing the Importance of a Single Source of Truth

Organizations must treat data as a valuable business asset. In the next blog Part, we talk about the importance of a Single Source of Truth (SSoT), and how it ensures that everyone in your organization bases business decisions on the same data.

Part VI – Data Quality and Accuracy for Data Governance

Part VI of this series reminds us that data is too essential to handle recklessly. Intelligent data ­governance is a must in the modern organization and a mandate for those who want to remain in business.

Part VII – The Importance of Metadata in Data Governance

In the next post, we will take a look at metadata, it’s importance in governance, and how to make the most of it with your unstructured data.

Part VIII – Reference and Mobile Data for Data Governance

Coming soon.


In this series of blog posts on data governance, the author takes readers on a comprehensive journey through the intricacies of managing corporate data effectively. Starting with the basics, Mike gradually delves into the importance of intelligence in data governance, the need for intelligent data governance in the era of digital transformation, and the planning process for success. The significance of a Single Source of Truth (SSoT) and data quality emphasizes the critical role data plays in modern organizations. In upcoming segments, the blog promises to explore the significance of metadata reference and mobile data in the context of data governance. This series offers valuable insights into the world of data governance and the importance of intelligent, strategic management of data assets to drive business success.

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