What Is Data Governance? (And Why Your Organization Needs It)


Organizations with a solid understanding of data governance (DG) are better equipped to keep pace with the speed of modern business. In this post, the erwin Experts address: What Is Data Governance? Why Is Data Governance Important? What Is Data Governance?

Automating Data Governance


Automating data governance is key to addressing the exponentially growing volume and variety of data. Data readiness is everything. Whether driving digital experiences, mapping customer journeys, enhancing digital operations, developing digital innovations, finding new ways to interact with customers, or building digital ecosystems or marketplaces – all of this digital transformation is powered by data. The State of Data Automation.


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Who Should Own Data Governance?


One of the first steps organizations take when preparing to deliver a data governance program is to determine where in the organization data governance should be placed. Or in other words, who should own data governance?

The Gamification of Data Governance


Getting the business engaged with data governance can sometimes be a challenge. At NAIT (the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), we have put together a process to visually identify and connect our reports to Data Governance.

Using a Machine Learning Data Catalog to Reboot Data Governance

Speaker: David Loshin, President, Knowledge Integrity, Inc, and Sharon Graves, Enterprise Data - BI Tools Evangelist, GoDaddy

Traditional data governance fails to address how data is consumed and how information gets used. As a result, organizations are failing to effectively share and leverage data assets. Join David Loshin and Sharon Graves as they discuss the need to think about data governance with end users in mind, and explore how a machine learning data catalog can help.

Integrating Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture


Why should you integrate data governance (DG) and enterprise architecture (EA)? Data governance provides time-sensitive, current-state architecture information with a high level of quality. Automating Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture.

Keys to Successful Data Governance


Unfortunately a lot of data governance programs fail and there are many reasons why. The silver lining is that there are great lessons from these failures that we can learn from and make sure that we will avoid them in our data governance program.

The “Right” Data Governance Approach


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Data Governance 2.0: The CIO’s Guide to Collaborative Data Governance


In the data-driven era, CIO’s need a solid understanding of data governance 2.0 … Data governance (DG) is no longer about just compliance or relegated to the confines of IT. Today, data governance needs to be a ubiquitous part of your organization’s culture. As the CIO, your stakeholders include both IT and business users in collaborative relationships, which means data governance is not only your business, it’s everyone’s business.

How to Convince Stakeholders That Data Governance is Necessary


You may already have a formal Data Governance program in place. Or … you are presently going through the process of trying to convince your Senior Leadership or stakeholders that a formal Data Governance program is necessary. Maybe you are going through the process of convincing the stakeholders that Data […]. Then again, perhaps you don’t.

Expanding Role of Data Governance, Metadata Management, and Data Quality

The Data Administration Newsletter

Ensuring data quality is an important aspect of data management and these days, DBAs are increasingly being called upon to deal with the quality of the data in their database systems more than ever before. The importance of quality data cannot be overstated.

Requirements for Data Governance


Recording requirements for success is an important first step toward demonstrating the value of a Data Governance program. Practitioners know that Data Governance requires planning, resources, money and time and that several of these objects are in short supply. Data Governance requirements are instrumental to 1) planning for Data Governance, 2) the definition of Data […].

The importance of data governance in AI


The relevance of data governance has much more to do than just managing the behemoth data within an organization’s repository. The organizational-level practice, data governance focuses on improving the accessibility, integrity, quality, and above all, the trustworthiness of data assets. Hence, it is necessary for businesses to ensure the quality and integrity of their organization’s data to forge ahead in today’s data-driven world.

One Data Governance for All


There is … but one … Data Governance. Maybe you are one of those that believe that there is something called Master Data Governance, Information Governance, Metadata Governance, Big Data Governance, Customer [or insert domain name here] Data Governance, Data Governance 1.0 – 2.0 – 3.0, […]. I know that some people will disagree with me.

Practical Points from the DGPO: Three Key Aspects of Data Governance

The Data Administration Newsletter

In October 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced a $400 million civil monetary penalty against Citibank for deficiencies in enterprise-wide risk management, compliance risk management, data governance, and internal controls.

Lean Data Governance Strategies


The goal of data governance is to ensure the quality, availability, integrity, security, and usability within an organization. Many traditional approaches to data governance seem to struggle in practice; I suspect it is partly because of the cultural impedance mismatch, but also partly because […]. The way that you go about this is up to you.

Data Governance: Starting Quickly with a Data Catalog


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Common Data Governance Challenges


Organizations faced with the delivery of formal Data Governance or Information Governance programs recognize that there are several challenges they will face when getting started and as the program is operationalized. The challenges are not the same for all organizations. However, there are several that seem to appear more often than not, and I will […].

Data Governance Should Not Threaten Work Culture


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Doing Cloud Migration and Data Governance Right the First Time


So if you’re going to move from your data from on-premise legacy data stores and warehouse systems to the cloud, you should do it right the first time. And as you make this transition, you need to understand what data you have, know where it is located, and govern it along the way.

Data Governance: Stay Non-Invasive in Your Approach


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Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities


Roles and responsibilities are the backbone of a successful information or data governance program. To operate an efficient and effective program and hold people formally accountable for doing the “right” thing at the “right” time, it requires the definition and deployment of roles that are appropriate for the culture of the organization. To communicate effectively […].

Data Governance is Vital to the Future of a World Ruled by Artificial Intelligence

Smart Data Collective

Data governance is going to be one of the most crucial things in the future as we work towards more adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning. It uses statistical inference and mountains of data to train computers to think as humans would. Using Data as an Asset.

Cloud Migration and the Importance of Data Governance


Tackling data-related challenges to keep cloud migration projects on track and optimized. The cloud has many operational and competitive advantages, so cloud-first and other cloud transformation initiatives continue to be among the top data projects organizations are pursuing.

Data Governance Tools: What Are They? Are They Optional?


Data governance tools used to occupy a niche in an organization’s tech stack, but those days are gone. The rise of data-driven business and the complexities that come with it ushered in a soft mandate for data governance and data governance tools. Data governance refers to the strategic and ongoing efforts by an organization to ensure that data is discoverable and its quality is good. Data Governance Tools and Data Ethics.

Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation


erwin released its State of Data Governance Report in February 2018, just a few months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect. This research showed that the majority of responding organizations weren’t actually prepared for GDPR, nor did they have the understanding, executive support and budget for data governance – although they recognized the importance of it. Download Free GDPR Guide | Step By Step Guide to Data Governance for GDPR?.

Business Process Can Make or Break Data Governance


Data governance isn’t a one-off project with a defined endpoint. Data governance, today, comes back to the ability to understand critical enterprise data within a business context, track its physical existence and lineage, and maximize its value while ensuring quality and security. Click here to download our latest, best practice guide for Data Modeling for free. Data governance success hinges on business process modeling and enterprise architecture.

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What’s the Current State of Data Governance and Automation?


I’m excited to share the results of our new study with Dataversity that examines how data governance attitudes and practices continue to evolve. Defining Data Governance: What Is Data Governance? . The 2020 State of Data Governance and Automation (DGA) report is a follow-up to an initial survey we commissioned two years ago to explore data governance ahead of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect.

Practical Points from the DGPO: Celebrating Data Governance Success


Three companies from across the globe were recognized for their award-winning Data Governance programs. Over the years, many companies have stood up data governance practices – from broad company-wide strategic efforts to small business case-based initiatives.Their successes, big or small, have encouraged and empowered others to start their journeys.

To Activate Data Governance, Everybody Must be a Data Steward


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Toward Data Governance’s 4th Era


Has there ever been a time where more people were talking about data and writing about data than now, as 2020 and a new decade begins? Data analytics is hot. Every company wants to be data driven and every business and individual is […]. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Data Governance for Smart Data Distancing


During this coronavirus emergency, we are all being deluged by data from politicians, government agencies, news outlets, social media and websites, including valid facts but also opinions and rumors. Happily for us data geeks, the general public is being told how important our efforts and those of data scientists are to analyzing, mapping and ultimately shutting down this pandemic. Yay, data geeks! In business, data is the food that feeds the body or enterprise.

Steps to an Effective Data Governance Structure


The quality of data used in business is more important now than ever before. Accordingly, in order for organizations to deliver good business results, their data must be accurate, and the use of that data must be governed through policy and monitoring. How do business leaders prevent data errors and ensure quality governance?

Automated Data Governance 101


The way we control our data isn’t working. Data is as vulnerable as ever. Download this white paper, which outlines lessons about how data science and governance programs can, if implemented properly, reinforce each other’s objective. 2019 Oct News Data Governance Immuta White Paper

Where Does Data Governance Fit into a Data Strategy (and other important questions)?


I delivered this series of questions focused on relating their need for an over-arching data strategy with the […]. This series of question and answers were prepared for a meeting with a client’s Corporate Communications Specialist.

Data Management 20/20: Data Governance Challenges in a Digital Society


The reversal from information scarcity to information abundance and the shift from the primacy of entities to the primacy of interactions has resulted in an increased burden for the data involved in those interactions to be trustworthy. If service and results are substandard or wrong, the reputation of the company can more quickly than ever […].

Business Glossary and Metadata: Small Teams Data Governance


In my last article I suggested that many organizations have approached Data Governance incorrectly using only centralize data governance teams and that approach is not working for many. Large organizations generally need a decentralized approach, to engage resources in all functional units (my definition of “a village”) to Operationalize data governance across many functional business […].

Data Governance Quiz


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Data Governance as an Emergency Service


Data governance (DG) as a an “emergency service” may be one critical lesson learned coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. Where crisis leads to vulnerability, data governance as an emergency service enables organization management to direct or redirect efforts to ensure activities continue and risks are mitigated. Deploying a Data Governance Strategy. In times of crisis, knowledge is power and nothing fuels decision-making better than your data.

Data Governance Masterclass with Anwar Mirza


As the management of data becomes a recognised business imperative, it’s essential to arm the C-suite with a structured and methodical approach to the subject. CDAO Africa

The Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework – The Details


The third and final part of the Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework details the breakdown of components by level, providing considerations for what must be included at the intersections. The squares are completed with nouns and verbs that provide direction for meaningful discussions about how the program will be set up and operate. Full consideration is […].

Using Strategic Data Governance to Manage GDPR/CCPA Complexity


In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, it’s past-time we re-examined strategic data governance and its role in managing regulatory requirements. for alleged violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With all the advance notice and significant chatter for GDPR/CCPA, why aren’t organizations more prepared to deal with data regulations? Govern PII “at rest”. Govern PII “in motion”.