Collibra Named ‘Cool Vendor’ for Enterprise Information Management by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

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Leading Industry Analyst Firm recognizes Collibra for its innovation in Information Governance

A significant barrier to information governance and sharing inside the enterprise has been “ease of use”.

Collibra, a leading Data Governance software vendor, today announced it was named ‘Cool vendor in Enterprise Information Management’ by Gartner. The authors of the report (Anne Lapkin, Ted Friedman, Nikos Drakos, David Newman) focus on the increasing complexity of information management and the lack of enterprise control over much of the information that business want to leverage, and set out recommendations for business executives, CIO’s, Enterprise Architects and Information Managers. The report identifies Collibra as one of the emerging vendors providing technology for Information Governance.

According to Gartner, ‘A significant barrier to information governance and sharing inside the enterprise has been “ease of use”. If information governance requires arcane business rules expressed in “IT speak”, or information sharing requires tedious manual publishing of the information, chances for success are reduced.’

Collibra is focused on bridging the gap between the business and IT so as to drive management and control of the data from a business perspective.

About Collibra:
Collibra is a Data Governance software company bringing Business and IT together to govern data as an enterprise asset. Collibra’s ‘Business Semantics Glossary’ supports you in launching your Data Governance program. We help you define what your data means for your business, involving all stakeholders, while integrating with your existing IT infrastructure.

The ‘Business Semantics Glossary’ supports key Data Governance functions: business definitions and rules, taxonomies and classifications, business driven modeling, data stewardship, cross- organizational collaboration and workflow, as well as end to end traceability.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process:
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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