Get More From Data With Better Information Governance

Data has never been more important—or plentiful. An organization can gain a competitive edge by effectively leveraging their data, or it can fall behind by leaving itself open to breaches with subpar security. The modern data landscape means every organization has to make dozens of crucial choices about how to manage, track and protect data, all with far-ranging implications in everything from regulations to analytics.<br><br> With so much to do, it is hard to know the best way forward on the path to optimized data storage and governance. From capitalizing on metadata to avoiding information fragmentation, companies need to be sure they know the best options out there, in all areas of technology and expertise. Find out what you need to know to create a holistic approach as you move forward.

Assuming Control to Sustain an Information Governance Strategy

In this era of bigger and bigger data, there may be nothing more important for your company than maintaining control. To stay on top, you need to have control over this data, and you need to know the best methods of getting it. Some organizations have decided to appoint an individual person to remain in charge of data, a position that may have been thought unnecessary a decade ago and soon may be indispensable; meanwhile, some organizations do their best to automate as many tasks as possible. Discover the best options for making sure you stay in control of your data—before it starts to control all of your time. Continue Reading

Information Governance in an Era of Information Hypergrowth

What should you do with your data? Where you should put it? How can you track it? These are no small questions. With data growing quickly every day, the old strategies simply do not work. From HIPAA to e-discovery, there are huge regulatory demands requiring you to know what is happening with your data. It's no longer fiscally feasible to just purchase more and more of the same traditional storage for all the new data, and you face huge security risks—not to mention lost business opportunities—if you don't properly track it. "Store everything" is no longer an option; you need more efficient methods of storage and prioritization. Find out how you can meet the data challenges of today and tomorrow. Continue Reading

Taking Action in an Enterprise-Wide Information Governance Framework

Most companies are well aware of the facts: there's more data than ever, and it's only going to grow faster in the coming years. The difficult part is deciding exactly what to do about it. You need a plan to handle everything in order to take the best course of action. After all, the longer you wait to act, the more dangerous the situation gets—if you allow data to grow unchecked while enabling unfettered access to all employees, you'll run out of space quickly, and you're taking the risk of having an enormous breach. Find out the best course of action to manage your data and restrict access—but not ease of use—to make sure your company stays safe. Continue Reading

The Vital Role of Visibility in an Information Governance Strategy

Now more than ever, companies need visibility into the data they have on hand. Of course, that's easier said than done—the growth of data means that both essential and inessential information takes up more storage than ever, and it's often hard to decipher. Yet difficult as it is, it's essential for companies to get visibility into their data to make sure they are meeting all regulatory and competitive needs. It's not enough to merely have metadata or conduct an information audit—you need to consistently optimize these features. Find out how to ensure your organization gets the best visibility possible into crucial data. Continue Reading