Data management is a collection of processes required to collect, store, control, protect, operate on, and deliver data. The system is built up of a network of data storage units (databases, data warehouses, data marts, etc.), data collection tools, data retrieval mechanisms, and tools/processes that determine data governance. The entire system is then integrated with data analytics tools to derive meaningful insights. A data strategy also forms a core part of the data management function where it strives to establish accountability for data that originates or is endemic to particular areas of responsibility.