End-User Computing (EUC) is the realm of spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, email, stand-alone users, individual devices, and file sharing applications like Dropbox. It is fair to say that EUC is not a traditional focus of Data Governance in many organizations, although individual aspects of EUC may be dealt with. However, EUC is so large in most organizations that Data Governance must start to ensure that data management is done appropriately in it. Additionally, regulators are becoming increasingly interested in ECU, which is an additional impetus to address it. This webinar focuses on the major challenges that exist in EUC and how Data Governance can address them. Fundamental questions, such a simply understanding what is a “production” EUC application are discussed. The data life cycle in the context of EUC, particularly data capture and interaction with corporate systems is examined, as is the need for quality of all kinds in EUC, including data quality.
Attendees will learn:
•What End User Computing (EUC) is and why Data Governance urgently needs to address it
•Why EUC environments often cannot be replaced by corporate systems from IT
•Problems that can arise from ungoverned EUC environments
•Basic strategies for governing EUC environments
•Tools and techniques for EUC governance
Introducing End-User Computing (EUC)
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The activities that are needed to ensure Data Management is carried out in an
effective and efficient manner to achieve corporate strategy, while minimizing risk
and respecting all obligations the enterprise has for its data.
The activities that are needed for the enterprise to acquire, maintain, use, publish,
archive, publish, and purge data, and which should be carried out under the
oversight of Data Governance.
Any aspect of Data Management that occurs outside of a production Corporate
Application, even if it occurs in a general environment that is supported by IT.
A data processing application that is supported by IT, usually with IT involvement
from the requirements stage to production implementation stage, whether built,
bought, or rented.
Sample EUC Governance Principles
1. Production data in an EUC asset makes it a production EUC asset
2. All EUC assets that are used to run or manage the enterprise (i.e. production assets) are identified.
3. Every production EUC asset has data management accountabilities formally distributed and documented.
4. All data sources used in EUC assets are documented, and are sourced in accordance with enterprise
5. All usage relevant to the business of EUC assets is documented.
6. All processing relevant to the business is documented
7. QA is undertaken for production EUC assets, and Data Quality is always addressed
8. Sensitivity of data and processing in EUC assets will be registered and respected.
9. Manual adjustments to data in EUC assets will be documented.
10. Reports or equivalent that are published from EUC assets and which pass out of the enterprise are registered.
11. If data from an EUC asset is input to another EUC asset or corporate application, then a Data Sharing
Agreement is required.
12. Pathways to conversion to corporate applications, if available, will be implemented