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Data Governance

Data governance is no longer just a means to meet legal and compliancy needs. Today, it’s at the root of turning organizations into well-oiled machines. Let's turn your data governance use case into a success together.

The 6 elements of a solid data governance framework

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Data definitions

Data modeling

Data quality

Data security

Data lineage

Data access

Data governance is the foundation of high quality data. It's the driver of better insights and business decisions.

For your data to be an asset, it needs to be governed. Data governance provides the framework, policies, processes and definitions of your data. It sets the standard to achieve your business goals.

In reality, a lot of data governance projects fail, because of the high level of complexity. Data governance runs through all levels of an organization. That's why partnering up with a specialized data company means the difference between a successful project and one that fails.

From data to impact

Data governance projects are often looked at as a huge exercise that might take years. It feels like a big mountain that can't be overcome, but it shouldn't have to be that way. What organizations fail to see is that it's possible to start managing data very gradually, with minimal impact on daily operations.

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Turn your data into an asset

Your data is an opportunity to get a competitive edge, to mitigate risks and to grow your business in a sustainable way by making the right decisions. Our advice? Start small, but start now. The sooner you start organizing and managing your data, the sooner you'll see the effects.

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Datashift geared us up with the required architecture, knowledge and tools to be able to steer our business with insights. They clearly understood the importance of a hands-on approach at the start, evolving into a strategic and future-proof data roadmap later on.

Bart Van Den Langenbergh,
Head of Marketing & Sales, Streamz

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"Too many organizations spend their time and money on the end product of data (e.g. reports, apps, algorithms) while they forget to take care of the raw material (= data). What gets measured, gets managed. So start by measuring your data assets."

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Nico Huybrechts
CEO Datashift

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Data governance for banks: From defense to offense

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How to build a Data Governance end-user community

What is the most challenging part of a Data Governance program? We believe that getting your organization to participate in the program and creating buy-in is the most challenging obstacle on your road to success. In this article we focus on the question: How to build a thriving Data Governance end-user community?

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5 reasons for an IT auditor to become a Data Governance Consultant

If you’ve been part of IT audit engagements over the past years, there’s no doubt you’ve developed such professional qualities while working behind the scenes in IT departments. But what if you could work with your clients in project mode and build on those skills to solve their business issues? Let me give you five reasons to become a Data Governance Consultant at Datashift!

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The 5 ingredients of a successful data strategy

Many organizations struggle with ongoing data issues and are missing the opportunity to use data as a means to profoundly impact their business. What's usually missing is a comprehensive data strategy. Let's have a look at the 5 ingredients a successful long-term data strategy can't do without.

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Why Collibra is the best data governance tool

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Kick-start your data governance program with a business glossary

No one likes misunderstandings. We've all been in a "the Italian man who went to Malta" situation before. Annoyingly enough, this situation happens in a lot of businesses too. Many discussions between departments have the same root challenge: different people speaking different 'languages'. In this article, we’ll set the stage to take on this challenge.

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Let’s gear up your Data Intelligence program!

Imagine, you have launched your Data Governance program 5 years ago. Over those years a lot happened: your team designed and implemented a complete Data Governance strategy. You can proudly call yourself GDPR compliant, your knowledge workers (e.g. data scientists) have access to data they trust and data is managed on a daily basis. You might think of taking the foot off the accelerator, but why not gear up? Automated data quality checks, data monetization opportunities and/or making your data management more efficient. Think big!

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Collibra in the sky (with diamonds): Collibra’s transition to the cloud

You weren’t able to attend Data Citizens 2020 this year? No worries, we got you covered! Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud, the next generation of Collibra, will furtherbe built on their 4 pillars: Cloud Native, API First Approach, Edge Computing & Everywhere! In this blog post, we will give you insights in the first pillar: Cloud Native.

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