- Published: 25 February 2010
Data Management Profession
Data management historically and today is a collection of disciplines, including mathematics, philosophy, logic, interpersonal communications, and so on. The focus of data management is about data and its management. It is not yet a formal profession in its own right. However, substantial progress is being made toward build a formal data management profession.
Building a data management profession will have trials and tribulations. It will have successes and failures, and differences of opinion. People and organizations will support the move, and others will block the move. Each person and organization will take action according to their own personal and financial agendas. Eventually, a formal data management profession will evolve, but it may be a generation of two before it’s solidly in place.