TECH BUYER Sep 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43554918

Turning "No" into "Yes" — Shifting from Data Governance to Data Enablement at Cox Automotive

By: Stewart BondResearch Director, Data Integration and Data Intelligence Software

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This IDC Perspective guides CIOs and senior IT executives who are implementing data governance in the digital transformation (DX) era — where data is the lifeblood of the DX platform and needs to be accessible, accurate, timely, and protected. This document highlights Atlanta, Georgia–based Cox Automotive, which is undergoing an enterprisewide digital transformation to deliver innovative solutions to a network of 40,000 customers across five continents.

"Strong data governance is mandatory in the era of digital transformation, as the different types of data and sensitivities in data that organizations deal with are increasing. Furthermore, data no longer sits within the four walls of a corporate datacenter but is distributed in hybrid cloud environments, regionally and globally," says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity Software research at IDC. "In many organizations, the data governance team is seen as a roadblock to progress, but with the right mix of vision, people, process, policy, and technology, the data governance team can be transformed into a data enablement team: delivering the right data to the right resource at the right time."


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