Chief Information Officers
Drive the data that underpins business transformation
As a chief information officer (CIO), you are increasingly acting as a co-creator or change instigator for digital transformation. This moves data to one of your top priorities. Here your aim should be to drive a data driven culture at the same time putting in place both self service data capabilities and data governance that underpins it.
How Alation Helps CIOs
IMPROVE DATA ACCURACY & TIMELINESS
BETTER UNDERSTAND BUSINESS DATA
CONTROL & PROVIDE DATA ACCESS
ESTABLISH DATA GOVERNANCE
Why CIOs Choose Alation
Improve data accuracy and timeliness
CIOs must supply data that business counterparts can trust. But how do CIOs ensure accuracy and timeliness for all enterprise data? It starts with knowing where data is and cataloging it. In a data catalog supplemented by data governance, users get data quality information on every asset. It’s much easier to trust data when you have the metrics, reports, and lineage of that data, too!
Better Business Understanding of Data
Successful CIOs enable data usage. By supporting self-service alongside data governance capabilities, they empower people to become data-driven. This leads to a better business understanding of data and a data culture. But first, CIOs must help people do three key things:
- Find and understand data
- Interpret it through proper analysis
- Take responsibility for the data they know best
Control and Provide Data Access
CIOs say that the CIO role includes driving data security, data management, and data governance for the enterprise. To do this, you need to discover, classify, and tag sensitive data assets at scale. You also need to actively track changes to the data environment, provide insights based on usage patterns, and surface alerts informing users of new policies and stipulations within their workflows. And finally, you need to create policies and controls for data.
Establish Data Governance
CIOs must ensure there is a data governance process in place. But how do you make data available without risk? A formalized data governance process is needed. Leaders know the sting of a failed governance initiative. In fact, Alation’s governance philosophy is informed by such failures. Our approach puts people first, governing their behavior rather than the data itself. Every organization needs trusted, compliant data that’s fit for analysis. Alation provides just that.
Read how Alation is benefiting CIOs
"Users see up to 99% time savings when finding the right data to write and execute queries. From 80 hours down to just 2 hours."
IT Manager, BI and Data Governance, Daimler Trucks NA
"We are moving from a culture of reporting to a culture of analysis. It's about people transformation."
VP, Information & Data Management, American Family Insurance