The key question that data governance attempts to answer is

``DO YOU TRUST YOUR DATA?``

WHAT IS DATA GOVERNANCE?

Data Governance refers to an overarching strategy that encompasses the policies, processes (including technologies) and people involved in managing and protecting data. It governs data management efforts that can include self-service business intelligence, operational reporting, data access, security and privacy, master data management, data quality management and so on.

Data governance drives risk assessment, which drives the compliance effort, which in turn develops the governance programme.

The three – governance, risk assessment and compliance – must work hand in hand for effective management and protection of data.

Data governance is a means of creating policies related to data, including how and where it is stored and sent, who has access to it and to what level, and what actions can be performed on the data, by whom, when, using what methods, and under what circumstances.

An effective data governance programme must be both proactive and reactive. It is designed to protect the data and prevent any unauthorised access or exposure, but also contains a response plan that can be put in place quickly if an incident occurs.

Ebook: Data Governance for GDPR Compliance - Principles, Processes & Practices

Whilst GDPR only affects companies who collect personal data in the European union, the principles behind it and the steps to govern your data are worldwide and can be applied to the POPI and PAIA regulations in South Africa.

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WHY DATA GOVERNANCE MATTERS

The amount of data that organisations collect and process is exploding. IDC Research predicted that the volume of digital data will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 42 percent over the decade of 2010 to 2020. An ever-increasing number of sources is driving this growth, and the data being generated now is more complex than ever. *1

As the amount of data in your organisation increases, so do the demands on your organisation to be compliant with legal and regulatory requirements to quickly find, kept and protect data.

Spending days to find the specific protected data is not only expensive, it’s not an option.

Source:

  1. EETimes. Digital Data Storage is Undergoing Mind-Boggling Growth

HOW CAN ALTRON KARABINA HELP YOU?

We will walk the data governance journey with you to address the following:

  • Reference, master data and meta data management
  • Data quality management
  • Data architecture
  • Data security
  • The organisational structure and capabilities required to govern data

ALTRON KARABINA ENABLES THIS THROUGH:

  • Conducting a data strategy and maturity assessment
  • Advising on the correct data governance organisation
  • Bringing deep advisory and implementation experience to companies
  • Implementing tools and technologies from both Microsoft and Profisee
  • Monitoring the impact of implementing data governance programmes

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Altron Karabina is a 17 year old business focused on delivering quality data management and analytics solutions to solve your business problems. We’re specialised in Microsoft solutions and have developed our own agile approach to provide quick time to value to customers. We are able to adapt quickly to your requirements in order to make sure you are always business relevant and can provide the most accurate data in order to make decisions faster.

From master data management, to data warehousing, data analytics and advanced analytics, we are the Microsoft partner of choice.

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