The importance of metadata management in EIM
What role does metadata management play in enterprise information
is a foundational component of any EIM program. Business users in an organization do
not have an enterprise wide, reliable, accurate source of metadata (definitions, calculations,
business rules, etc.) to use when analyzing information or making business decisions. A metadata
management initiative is needed to provide enterprise context to the systems, applications,
interfaces, resources, and data that comprise enterprise information assets.
management initiative also enables data governance and stewardship by providing context to
information resources and easy access to data stewards and other information consumers, both
business and technical, in the organization.
This was first published in July 2009