TECH | Apr 17, 2018

Name of the medicine: Data Governance

If Data Governance were a medicine: read the warnings and instructions for use carefully

WHAT IS IT

Data Governance is a medicine which, if taken regularly, helps to improve company performance. The active ingredient, as reported by Wikipedia, is represented by data management which ensures that high data quality exists throughout the complete lifecycle of the data.

Data Governance is not a technology, but a set of strategies, processes and rules that make it possible to process and enhance the data collected in order to optimize business management.

WHY IT IS USED

It is necessary to take Data Governance when there is a need to make decisions based on reliable data, making information available to decision makers from different data sources that make it possible to direct business decisions.
Beneficial effects have also been recorded for business security, given that the overall monitoring of data enables the highlighting of any discrepancies with respect to regulations or business rules.

WHEN TO BE USED

Data Governance should be taken when you want to align the data strategy with that of the business, proceeding to intervene on the basis of information available on the management of processes, people, technologies and the data themselves. The medicine should be taken when it is available to define rules that allow control over access and information sharing authorizations.

WHAT EFFECT OF THE MEDICINE CAN CHANGE

Data Governance must be combined with five other active ingredients: availability, usability, consistency, integrity and security of data. The absence of just one of these diminishes the effect until canceling it.

HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE

How much

Data Governance should be taken in increasing doses, starting with an initial dosage that allows the business to limit the side effects of probable rejection of change in organizational processes. Once the body has become accustomed to the effects of Data Governance, it will be possible to increase its doses, expand the business sectors in which to experiment with the medicine , and take even massive doses on a daily basis.

When and for how long

The medicine can be taken at the start of a new activity or at a later time. Generally speaking, long-term treatment does not involve problems of toxicity, while non-continuous use and in the absence of supervision by specialists it is ineffective.

How

Data Governance can be taken at any time in business life.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE TAKEN AN OVERDOSE

In the event of overdose, enjoy the beneficial effects of the medicine and consider extending its use to other branches of the business, if you have not already done so.

SIDE-EFFECTS

Gastritis, irritability, intense stomach acid, abdominal pain in individuals susceptible to the emergence of unexpected keys of interpretation for the information available. In rare cases, panic attacks related to the need to change habits, established processes, and ways of working and conducting the business.

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