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Sustainability: A Green Model for Data Governance
While the concept of "green" and "holistic" makes sense from an environmental perspective, how does it apply to a company’s treatment of data? There's a lot being communicated in business circles about companies like FedEx saving millions of dollars in fuel costs by redesigning their trucks and traffic patterns, and McDonald's reducing millions of tons of garbage through elimination of Styrofoam containers. Sure, it's the right thing to do from a waste reduction standpoint. Clearly, reducing waste and unnecessary consumption contribute to the bottom line. Plus everybody likes you more. So how can you translate these types of savings and improvements through better data governance?
An effective governance program will determine what kinds of data are inputs, outputs or byproducts, and will enable the company to quickly distinguish and process data elements accordingly. Read this white paper to learn how your company can increase sustainability by revamping your data governance program.