Many theorists call the age we live in the Information Age. Information is derived from data. Business organizations today have a lot of data and there is a need to oversee and manage this data. The complexity and realm of the data can include a mixture of old/new data, different data structures, social media data, data generated as synchronous (such as virtual meetings) or asynchronous (such as email), web site data, third-party data, traditional data (such as sales) and the list could go on and on. The government always had some rules and regulations for data but, mostly structured data. As the information age has come to term these rules and regulations have been forced to be modernized. Organizations as well, have always needed some oversight over data but, currently many companies have a need for a stronger hold on governing data.
In your initial post explain the concept of data governance. Focus on several rules and regulations the government has enacted over the past several decades to modernize the oversight companies must keep over their different types of data. Explain what type of agenda a company could adopt to govern the different types, amount and structures of data encompassed within the organization. Explain how this data governance plan can create information to gather knowledge in order to positively transform the organization.
We all have personal digital data such as email and/or text forums, digital pictures on our phones, course computer files on flash drives/hard drives, Facebook sites and considerable digital data about ourselves associated with these mediums. For the secondary post challenge your peers if some methods they suggested, used by organizations to govern data, can be adopted on personal digital data governance and suggest to your peers other methods to use for improving governing personal data.