7 Tips to Heed for Successful Mobile BI Data Governance
- by William Newman, Managing Principal, Newport Consulting Group
- May 6, 2013
Get a helpful, seven-point checklist on how to prepare your environment for data governance of mobile BI.
A zombie application is an uncontrolled and forgotten mobile app that, if left on its own, can continue to consume data and create data management problems while often existing outside of data governance structures.
You need to consider the following seven key mobile BI steps to determine how best to structure and manage your data for multi-tiered, hybrid computing. They are based on data consumption and data governance (i.e., the rules around how data is used in a company) best practices that I described in my article “A Primer on Mobile BI Data Governance.”
Tip 1. Create Ownership of Your Data
Determine if data management is centrally controlled or distributed. This debate is more philosophical than practical, but it sets the underlying tone as a guiding principle throughout the organization. Data rights are important and can often vary from one department or business unit to another. For example, make sure your supply chain team has visibility into native manufacturing orders and purchasing requests.
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