4 Business models for an effective Governance program{1}

The article I have chosen for this week’s blog is called “The Data Model’s Role in Data Governance,” It’s written by Jonathan G. Geiger and in the article he basically describes multiple levels of data models. At first I had no idea what Data governance was but after a little bit of research I found out that “Data governance refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data employed in an enterprise”(www.searchdatamanagement.com). The author believed that data models play a bigger role, just as big as the other components when it comes to the data governance program. The Author then proceeds to compare and explain the subject-Area model, the business data model, the system data model, and the Technology model in detail. He also connects the 4 as he shows why they would be essential for an effective governance program.

I believe this article is related to the lecture topic of the week because it specifically talks about 4 types of data modeling. I must admit though that the author goes into a little too much detail about the models which made what he was trying to explain kind of difficult to grasp. I am sure the reason for that is because I’m still at the beginner level when it comes to data modeling and we really focused on mainly one type of business model in class. In conclusion I chose this article because it was interesting to read and it thought me about a new term governance.

Source: Geiger, Jonathan G.  (2012, January 10). The Data Model’s Role in Data Governance.

Retrieved from: http://esj.com/Articles/2012/01/10/Data-Models-Role-in-Data-Governance.aspx?sc_lang=en&Page=1 and http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/definition/data-governance