Enterprise Metadata Management
The Heart of Data
Today, if data is considered the new oil, then metadata tells you where, when, and how to dig it up.
Per Forrester Research, metadata “is the information that describes or provides context for data, content, business processes, services, business rules and policies that support organization’s information systems”.
Simply put, metadata describes everything about data that a producer or consumer of data needs to know to use it more effectively.
Therefore, establishing an enterprise metadata management practice is key to using data as a strategic asset in your business.
Within enterprises, there are various domains where metadata exists, including the following:
At Next Pathway, we help companies establish, integrate and support an enterprise metadata management practice. We support companies through a number of methods, including: