Data is abundant and all around us, but how can you make it useful and work for you? Data governance can help align your organization, improve the quality of your data, and manage your risk — allowing you to confidently realize your data’s value.
Data governance can help your data users find, understand, and trust the data they need to do their jobs. But to get it right, you might need to leave behind everything you thought you knew and instead be open to new possibilities.
DATA GOVERNANCE: THE DREAM
Data so locked down that no one in your organization will ever be able to find it, let alone use it. Spreadsheets that took months to prepare sitting idle on a server. If that’s the version of data governance your organization has adopted, no wonder it’s on life support.
We get it: keeping on top of new regulations is important. But so is building a competitive edge. It’s time to redefine data governance and start using it to optimize business value.
IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT LOCKING DOWN DATA
What if data governance could provide faster access to the data you need to pursue new business initiatives? What if your data users had a shared understanding of how data can—and can’t—be used? What if defining a term like “customer” no longer ended in a data brawl?
What if you could transform your data into a trusted business asset that informs decision making throughout your enterprise?
When it comes to data governance, most elite organizations have a rock-solid defense and a winning offense.
A strong defense provides the controls organizations need to ensure the security, privacy, and integrity of their data. They can identify their data sources, map data transformations, store data securely, and understand who has access to it and why.
A winning offense helps organizations drive real value from their data assets. They’re using data governance to deliver self-service analytics that really work or data lakes that are simple to navigate.
FIND YOUR (DATA) SWEET SPOT
Impose too much control and your data users won’t have access to the trusted data they need. Impose too little and you risk exposing your data—and your organization—to peril. Finding the (data) sweet spot is a balancing act, but with the right framework, an achievable one.
How to Become a Data Governance Expert
If you’ve been tasked to lead a new data initiative or you’re just looking for ways to advance your career, mastering data governance is the “must-have” skill of 2018.
The Collibra enterprise data governance solution delivers the trusted data your business users need to transform your organization. With well-governed data, everyone across your organization can find the data they need, share a common understanding of what that data means, and trust that the data they’re using is accurate and fit-for-purpose.
That’s a winning strategy.
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