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TDWI Checklist Report: Cost Justification for Metadata Management
Many people have trouble understanding why metadata management should be executed to exacting standards—or even executed at all. This is natural, because metadata—as managed by most organizations today—has been kept invisible to all but data specialists and a few business people. Up to this point, it has not been the actual deliverable the way that solutions for data integration, data quality, master data management, and operational applications are. These applications and others wouldn’t be possible, much less successful, without metadata. But the assistance provided by a quality metadata management solution is masked because it is embedded within a larger solution, or it has been a degree or two of separation from the business processes it enables.