What Does Infocentric Mean?

Infocentric is a type of organization that manages and prioritizes information data assets as an enterprise asset. An infocentric organization values each data object or the collective data repository as an actual asset, just like any other strategic or business asset it holds.


Techopedia Explains Infocentric

Infocentric is an approach in IT organization and governance, which calls for curating, managing, prioritizing and governing all data assets an organization holds. An infocentric organization or structure would:

  • Require implementing IT asset management, data inventorying, data analytics, data valuation and data governance principles to manage all data assets.
  • Have a C-level executive, such as a Chief Data Executive, that defines and manages the entire data asset management strategy

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