We were searching the web recently and came across this oldie but goodie survey by the Higher Education Data Warehousing (HEDW) forum (www.hedw.org) titled “2017 HEDW Survey of Top 10 Issues”. Actually, there are 12 issues. We’re a big fan of this group and attend their annual conference every year.
Thought we would share a few points from this survey and add a few comments of our own:
- Data governance is #1 for the second straight year.
- Data governance is only top 10 topic named by more than 50% of the respondents.
- And 3 of the top 4 issues are data governance related with data quality at #3 and metadata/data definitions at #4.
- Glad to see that integration made the list at #9. We feel that data governance and integration are very connected. Data systems on campus are enhanced when they are connected, including the data governance of the data systems.
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