Discussions about IT and business alignment are almost taboo these days. I suppose people have heard too much about it in the past decade.
Yet, that’s exactly the kind of discussion data experts seem to be calling for when it comes to how IT manages data.
“Over the past year it is becoming increasingly clear that we have to stop thinking as data managers and start thinking as data designers,” writes Forrester analyst and data management expert Michele Goetz in a recent Information Management article. “What matters is what data drives for the business first and then design a data system around that. We need to educate ourselves on what the business does with the data.”