Reflections on the past 25 years of organizational IT accomplishments, combined with performance measurement data, indicate that current IT management has been called upon to do a job that it cannot do well. Data are assets that deserve to be managed as professionally and aggressively as other company assets. Objective measurements show that approximately 1% of all organizations achieve data management success. In the face of the ongoing "data explosion," this leaves most organizations wholly unprepared to leverage their sole, non-degrading, strategic asset. The requirements and organizational performance dictate a full time position that does not report to IT and manages the data function from a function that is external to and precedes the SDLC. While transformation may require some organizational discomfort, this move will achieve improved organizational IT performance faster and cheaper than ERPs or any other silver bullet.
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Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data management, architecture, and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than 30 years. His sixth book is titled XML in Data Management. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 20 different counties. Dr. Aiken’s achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and bibliographic entries in Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and other recognitions. His entertaining but clear and concise insights make him a sought after speaker, lecturer and consultant. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of datablueprint.com.