Gartner Research

Certify Data to Foster Trust and Consistent Use

Published: 23 December 2013

ID: G00254668

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman


Information governance isn't just about enacting data policies — it's also about changing people's behavior so that they recognize and use trusted data sources. Gartner's best practices centered on certification will help information management leaders build trust in their organization's data.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Identify and Certify Trusted Data Sources
  • Formalize Responsibility for Certified Data Sources
  • Establish Data Quality Metrics and Visualization Approaches
  • "Watermark" Reports and Queries Derived From Certified Sources
  • Make Data's Lineage Visible at the Point of Consumption

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