Shel Waggener starts off with results from a survey on the topic –
All 16 respondents said data management is a highly critical issue – not just an IT priority but an institutional one.
Most schools have a system for classifying data by risk level, but only about half have audit processes to verify compliance. Most of those that don’t classify data by risk level also don’t have a plan to develop such a system. Only about half of respondents have a system for classifying data by retention requirements.
Everybody has an enterprise data warehouse. Most are concerned about misinterpretation of data from the warehouse.
Most people are deploying Web Services and SOA.
5 institutions have plans to host research data, 11 don’t.