What is Data Governance?

Gregory Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO

What is Data Governance?

“ Data Governance is an approach to everything you do to ensure data meets goals across its lifecycle and processes to support people.

October 7th, 2021 – Every organization on the planet needs data governance. Every industry uses data and leverages operations from software to physical labor to get things done. Data when used can be an asset or liability.  The abundance of data makes it sometimes difficult to operate due to regulatory compliance or privacy. Still organizations that navigate both areas successfully see benefits in cost and efficiency.
  • Compliance – proof that data is used to meet internal/external requirements
  • Management – accurate and timely data to make decisions
  • Operations – accurate data to manage inventory or fleets to lower costs 
  • Data – trustworthy and high quality data to train models
How is Data Governance used?
“ Data Governance is an approach to managing data across a cycle from how that data is acquired and all the way to how that data is disposed of. 
Data Governance revolves around standards that are typically data policies.
Example of Internal Data Policies
  • Who can access the data and what kind of data can be accessed?
  • How should the data be gathered, stored, and later processed? 
  • Can the data be deleted or should there always be a system of record?
Example of External Data Policies 
  • Industry Associations ( Open Point Charge Protocol)
  • Government Agencies ( Electronic Logging Devices)
  • Stakeholders ( Google’s General Transit Feed Specification) 
What are the benefits of Data Governance?
  • Control Costs – Manage resources effectively by removing data silo’s. 
  • Regulatory Compliance – Avoid risks in complex environments of operation
  • Faster Decisions – Make strategic decisions using data for better outcomes
  • Risk Management – Monitor risk strategically across your organization
  • Access Control – Track who has access to what and when
  • Customer Relationships – Strengthen relationships with data audits
Cloud Data Governance
As more organization move to the cloud more consider risks of the cloud
  • Secure Data: Most of the largest cloud providers like Microsoft and Google offer secure places to store data on the public cloud.  Still it’s important to navigate what offerings are available on each platform for your business.
  • Compliance: The largest cloud providers offer tools for GDPR, CCPA, HIPPA, PCS on their cloud environments. 
What is Data Governance on DataGovs?
We created a Governance System (Govs) so people with little experience can have easy tools to organize, model, and drive outcomes with data for physical operations. Our model starts with compliance of data looking at existing standards and regulations then applies that across your data to execute data governance seamlessly in everyday work. Our solution was designed for teams that are non-technical to support technical teams in faster decisions that result in safe, efficient, and sustainable operations. 
Our Features Support:
  • Data Quality: At each phase of your data cycle monitoring quality of data. 
  • Data Stewardship: Enables the stewards of data to save time on tasks.
  • Data Management: Integrates with data tools and apps to manage data.
  • Data Annotation: Tools to label high quality training data using pre-existing models.
  • Data Reports: We support in our dashboard or 3rd parties data visualization.
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