Learning from IT Centralization: Who Should Own the Data?

Posted October 3, 2018 in Cutter Business Technology Journal

The authors focus on a fundamental organizational question: in a medium-to-large organization, should data governance be centralized or decentralized (or, possibly, federated)? There are pros and cons for both centralization and decentralization. They generally favor a centralized model and provide the reader with specific recommendations on how to centralize data governance in organizations and how to implement this model successfully.

About The Author
James Denford
James S. Denford is an Associate Professor of MIS and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). He joined the academic community after a 20-year career as a Canadian Army Signals Officer, with experience in IS training and leadership, simulation systems, network management, and IS development. Dr. Denford studies IT governance, knowledge strategy, strategic alignment, innovation, and… Read More
Kevin Desouza
Kevin C. Desouza is a Professor of Business, Technology, and Strategy in the School of Management at QUT Business School, Australia; a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the China Institute for Urban Governance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Mr. Desouza has authored, coauthored, and/or edited nine books and has published more than 130 articles in journals across a range of… Read More
Gregory Dawson
Gregory S. Dawson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Organization Research and Design within ASU’s College of Public Service & Community Solutions. Prior to working in academia, he was a Partner in the Government Consulting Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on public sector outsourcing and IS implementation, and a Director… Read More
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