Published: 29 February 2012
Analyst(s): Svetlana Sicular
An enterprise information management (EIM) program based on sound data governance principles is an effective tool for managing and controlling the ever-expanding amount of enterprise data in order to improve business outcomes. Many organizations realize that EIM is a necessity; however, they lack experience in designing and implementing enterprisewide EIM programs that yield tangible results. Gartner recommends approaching EIM as a product, with the initial product release titled EIM 1.0. This method accounts for all aspects of the product life cycle and leads to EIM programs that are highly usable, easy to understand and able to expand without drastic changes.
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