In chapter seven (7), we have learned from “The Path to Information Value” that 70% (seventy percent) of managers and executives say data are “extremely important” for creating competitive advantage.
In addition, it is implied by the authors that, “The key, of course, is knowing which data matter, who within a company needs them, and finding ways to get that data into users’ hands.”
Important: Before you respond to the following discussion topic this week, you will need to think about and select a large company to frame the upcoming two Milestone papers and ultimately your Final Paper. We will review the requirements for those papers next week in Week3. Until then, for your Final paper, you will be required to act as a newly hired Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO) at a large company and industry of your choice. This does not have to be a REAL company, it can be fictitious, however you must select an industry that interests you. For example, healthcare, banking, etc.
Now, based on the company you have identified for your Final Paper, discuss 1) the data that matters to the executives in that industry, 2) who, within that industry, needs that data, and 3) some methods for ensuring that the critical data gets into the users’ hands. Remember to respond to two other learners’ post, letting them know if they missed any data or details in their industry.
Please make your initial post and two response posts substantive. A substantive post will do at least two of the following:
- Provide extensive additional information on the topic
- Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail
- Share an applicable personal experience
- Provide an outside source that applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic or the source (please cite properly in APA)
- Make an argument concerning the topic.
At least one scholarly source should be used in the initial discussion thread. Be sure to use information from Use proper citations and references in your post.