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Implement Enterprise Metadata Management to Drive Effective Enterprise Information Management

Published: 24 February 2020

ID: G00450773

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni


EMM is a critical part of EIM delivery — the former a key enabler for validating data used in decision making, analytics, compliance and even data monetization across silos. To drive EIM effectively, data and analytics leaders should implement EMM using Gartner’s data and analytics operating model.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the Capabilities and Deficits That are Critical to the Success of Your EIM Program by Linking it to the EMM Key Practices
  • Define Your EMM Program Scope Based on Mission-Critical Business Priorities
  • Extend Governance to Incorporate EMM For Your Business-Critical Information
  • Start Small When Evolving Legacy Metadata Processes and Practices to EMM
  • Obtain Sponsorship and Identify Roles to Drive Expansion of EMM Programs
  • Establish a Unified Approach When Investing in Technologies That Enable Effective EMM
  • Use Business Metrics to Measure and Publish EMM Success
  • Apply Gartner’s Data and Analytics Operating Model to Evolve Your EMM Maturity

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