Slay the elephant in the room – classify your unstructured data estate!

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 13, 2018 11:21:10 AM

Analysts at Gartner estimate that upward of 80% of enterprise data today is unstructured. A Data Genomics Project report calculates the rate of growth for unstructured data in modern IT environments is around 40 per cent year-over-year. Now consider this, Up to 78 per cent of organisations have little or no understanding of what is going on across their unstructured data and file shares. Not only is unstructured data, big, growing and unknown it raises challenging procedural and compliance concerns.

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Topics: Data Management

Automating Information Governance and Compliance – How do you compare?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 6, 2018 10:40:00 AM

I recently read an insightful piece of research by AIIM on the topic of Automating Governance and Compliance, which you can view here.

The research explored some key themes surrounding the growth of data and its impact on compliance processes within organisations. The survey revealed that 51% of participants are planning to spend “more” or “a lot more” on information governance. This is not however spending as usual rather investment to be targeted at analytics and machine learning to automate key information governance and security processes.

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Topics: Data Management

What are the causes of poor quality data in organisations?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 19, 2018 10:19:00 AM

I’ve been in the business of developing and implementing business applications for over 30 years. Data quality is a perennial problem and indeed cited recently by Gartner as the cause of an average $15m cost to US businesses in 2018. When I read an article recently that suggested there were three primary causes of poor-quality data in an organisation it got me thinking…

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Topics: GDPR Compliance, Data Management

Strip back the excess

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jul 30, 2018 2:31:42 PM

In these difficult times, people have to be more and more careful about how money is spent.

Many of us will have made impulse buying decisions in the past; be it a CD, computer game, wide screen TV, camera or at the other end of the extreme, a car, a holiday home or a yacht.

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Topics: Strategy and Performance, Data Management

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