Companies with multiple departments or divisions using data.world may choose to create more than one organization. Reasons for doing this include:
- You don't want to provide visibility of certain datasets to the entire organization,
- You want to provide the entire company visibility of each division's business glossary, but grant Admin privileges to each business glossary separately
In the top-down model, the main corporate organization adds each department's organization as a member.
It is permissible for one person to be a member of multiple department organizations. If those organizations provide different levels of access to the corporate organization, the individual will be granted the higher level of access.
- Membership to the main corporate organization can be granted to individuals directly or through their membership in department orgs
- Different departments can be granted different levels of access over assets owned by the main corporate org(e.g everyone in a 'Governance' org can be given Admin access to the corporate org)
- Assets owned at the department level must be explicitly shared company wide - there's greater control over which other departments can see them
- Removing members from the corporate organization does not revoke access to department organizations
- When the main corporate organization has multiple Collections, administrators have control over all Collections
In the bottom-up model, each department's organization adds the main corporate organization as a member.
- Each department can have its own Collection catalog with a unique administrator
- Assets owned at the department-level are visible company wide
- When a member is removed from the corporate organization, they also lose the inherited view access to each department organization
- Can be used for department organizations that include contractors, clients, or others that should not have access to corporate assets - those third parties can be given view access to only the department
Top-down and bottom-up structures are not mutually exclusive. A company could use a top-down structure for the majority of its work, but also create a single org with a bottom-up structure for sharing client work with clients.