Buy-in for any type of program or solution in an enterprise organization is challenging and needs to start at the executive level. All kinds of business solutions are constantly being pitched to these high level decision makers in order to gain their attention. Information governance is one of those solutions.
Most of the true costs of data management, depending on an organization's data footprint, remain hidden or buried in other IT budgets without making the connection to data management.
Digital Transformation as a business term has been overused and abused to the point where we should stop saying it.
It has joined the ranks of some of the other annoying and overused terms like giving 110%, putting lipstick on a pig, and synergy...just to name a few. Pick your favorite.
Industry specific associations are one of the best forms of targeted networking that there is.
Surrounding yourself with people that share the same challenges, speak the same industry vernacular, and have the same directives, creates a sense of community.
The Bright Side of Automation: Machines can help humans sleep better at night.
Automation is everywhere in our personal lives. From a Roomba 960 vacuuming the house while you are out, the Polaris P955 cleaning the pool, and your Oster automatic coffee machine(I can’t afford a Cuisinart) patiently waiting to brew your morning coffee. Take it a step further with a Google Nest Hub, practically everything in the house is at your fingertips or the tip of your tongue with voice commands.
What is Metadata? It is data that provides information about other data. It summarizes basic information about data, making finding & working with particular instances of data easier.
Where is it? It can be internal, within the contents of the file. Or, it can be external, residing in a database, catalogue, library or an index associated with the file.
How is it created? It some instances, it can be created manually, but most metadata is created automatically by the applications used to create the file.
What is it good for? Now here is where it gets interesting….
You can be forgiven for having forgotten about the California Consumer Protection Act or CCPA considering all that's going on in the world. But that doesn't change the fact that what started quietly back in January of this year came into effect July 1, 2020.
If you remember GDPR you already know what's in store. Marriott and British Airways have seen GDPR fines of $120 million and $225 million respectively for failing to comply.
If we begin with this analogy, that ONE BYTE OF DATA = ONE GRAIN OF RICE. Here is what that volume looks like if we apply it to the larger units of measure for data sets.
There is no Place in an Organization for ROT (ten) Data
Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial (ROT) data is a significant compliance and governance risk, not to mention the financial risks associated with storing this unnecessary data. When something is ROT (ten), we can help you safely get rid of it.