Gartner Research

A Day in the Life of an Information Steward

Published: 30 November 2015

ID: G00277630

Analyst(s): Andrew White

Summary

Many organizations do not understand the work and role of an information steward. Chief data officers, CAOs and other information and analytics leaders should explain how these exist within the context of a business user (of applications), to help organizations operationalize information governance.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Poor understanding of the information steward role within organizations is resulting in misdirection of resources, higher cost and less-effective business process execution
  • Lack of clarity, understanding and definition of the information steward role is leading to missed business opportunities for better exploiting information as an asset

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