Data may be your most valuable resource. It’s certainly not an endangered one. It pours into organizations from every conceivable source – operational and transactional systems; scanners, sensors and smart meters; inbound and outbound customer contact points; mobile media and the Web.

But what makes data valuable? Its source? Its quantity? Its format? No, the value of data depends on what you do with it. And the first step in unlocking its potential lies in data management. So what do you know about data management? What do you need to know? Browse around and see what the experts are saying about data management.

Is your data easy to access, clean, integrate and store? Do you know which types of data are used by everyone in the organization? And do you have a system in place for analyzing data as it flows into the organization? Brush up on the concepts below to start your data management journey: