Informatica Sponsors First One-Stop Data Governance Resource Center And Online Community

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced its sponsorship of thenewly launched, avendor-neutral, online community and resource center focused ondata governance success, open to all data governance stakeholdersand solutions providers.

The industry's first one-stop data governance resource, is the onlyonline data governance site to provide a combination of:
  • An open data governance forum for sharing industrybest practices and tips.
  • Free, self-service data governance tools for assessingdata governance maturity and prioritizing data management-relatedbusiness opportunities.
  • Third-party content including best practiceswhitepapers, research reports, blogs and other non-promotionalcontent from data governance thought-leaders, solution providersand IT professionals.

" GovernYourData.comfulfills a long-standing need for an interactive, vendor-neutralcommunity around data governance," said Rob Karel, vice presidentof product strategy, Informatica. "So many data governanceinitiatives fail because they are over-scoped and overly dependenton expensive consulting services just to get started and buildnecessary momentum. By enabling peer-to-peer engagement and freeaccess to practical tools, resources and expert advice, will helpenterprises take a more pragmatic and ultimately more successfulapproach to data governance enterprise wide."

"Data governance is critical to every organization, across allindustries, and while other data governance sites exist, noneappear to offer the openness and scope of," said Anne-Marie Smith, principalconsultant with Alabama Yankee Systems and DAMA International boardmember. "I applaud the site's vision of propagating data governancebest practices, reducing a data governance initiative's cost andrisk, and helping to increase project return-on-investment throughopen access to tools, expert opinions and current information. Ilook forward to being a part of this community and itsdiscussions."

Tools to Accelerate and Lower the Cost of GovernanceInitiatives

GovernYourData.comoffers a set of free, self-service data governance tools that helpmembers plan and scope their governance and related data managementinitiatives in order to increase their effectiveness and mitigatecommon roadblocks to delivering anticipated business value. Thesefree tools include:
  • Business Opportunity Prioritization Assessment. Aunique and powerful tool that evaluates and scopes anorganization's data-dependent business initiatives. This free tooldelivers the initial framework for a governance initiative andhelps organizations prioritize where to most effectively investsubsequent data governance resources.
  • Data Governance Maturity Assessment. An easy-to-usetool thatcustom-generates recommendations based on anorganization's assessment responses. Recommendations are deliveredimmediately online and multiple versions can be saved on the site.It is recommended that organizations take the assessment twice:once to assess current state maturity and the second time to focuson future state vision.

" isunique in its breadth, depth and inclusiveness, and we are pleasedto be an early participant," said Andy Hayler, president and chiefexecutive officer of The Information Difference. "We are veryexcited about the free tools as they provide an important firststep in any data governance project and can be used repeatedly tofine-tune governance initiatives."

Information Sharing to Power Data GovernanceSuccess isalso a community and data governance discussion forum open to allparties. Members share information and experiences and have accessto blogs and videos by data governance practitioners, journalistsand thought-leaders; reports by industry analysts; andnon-promotional whitepapers and other educational content. bloggersinclude:

Additionally, provides eventlistings submitted by parties and vendors from across the industry,links to additional sites providing useful information andresources, book and analyst research recommendations and a datagovernance Twitter feed tracker.

"It is great to have a content-rich data governance site thatextends beyond the views and customers of a single solutionprovider, and that is free of vendor- and product-specificcontent," said Sunil Soares. "In maintaining vendor-neutralitywhile consolidating the tools and information required to powerdata governance success, has all themakings of a 'go-to' industry resource."

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