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Adapt Your Information Governance for the Rise of Blockchains

Published: 27 January 2017

ID: G00321037

Analyst(s): Saul Judah , Nick Heudecker


The distributed trust model of blockchain technology introduces new business opportunities and promises to unsettle many existing business processes. Data and analytics leaders must adapt their information governance practices to this new reality, if their organizations are to remain competitive.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Adoption of blockchain technology by individual lines of business will accelerate information disintermediation, resulting in a breakdown of traditional information governance processes and a crisis for data and analytics leaders
  • The use of blockchains requires data and analytics leaders to adapt information governance policies, oversight and enforcement to distributed environments and a range of blockchain governance styles

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