As ZL Technologies continues to rapidly expand its market presence, we’ve also occasionally had the chance to turn our attention to issues affecting the communities we serve. Corporate responsibility is not a matter to be taken lightly. The world is now more interconnected than it has ever been in human history, and the task of doing our small part to contribute to a livable, compassionate society belongs to each of us.
Our business already offers technology which can help organizations fulfill their needs of corporate responsibility, so it’s a big part of what we do. But it’s much more multi-faceted than meets the eye: compliance has much more nuance than simply meeting check-box requirements set by external parties. Regulatory bodies often become the impetus for much more control and benefit within organizations; in meeting new requirements for data, corporations then reap downstream benefits ranging from more efficiency and ease of use for everyday workers and prevention of fraudulent activity. Effective information management is corporate introspection, letting the business assess its inner workings more clearly, to the benefit of both employees and society at large.
Sometimes, though, we look outside the enterprise walls. As part of our continuing outreach efforts, ZL will be involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s Annual Golf Classic, taking place this Wednesday in Boston, MA. It is sure to be a festive day of food, fun, and — of course — golf. We’re quite excited at ZL headquarters to play a part in this event, since some of our staff members are active participants in Big Brothers Big Sisters, and one of our customers, Leerink Partners LLC , is co-hosting the event.
Recently, we’ve also donated a fully-functional ZL Unified Archive® deployment to the University of Akron — together with the Enron email data set — for use in their computer science program. Our CTO, who obtained his doctorate from the school, helped spearhead the effort, and the deployment will actively used by students who are seeking careers and training in the ever-growing “big data” field.
ZL looks forward to continue expansion of community outreach efforts in whatever ways we can. The information age means that data affects us all, and we are constantly looking for ways to use our own data savvy in ways that matter outside of the enterprise.