They’re seductive in their simplicity, breaking down complex issues into bite-sized actionable chunks. This is exactly why I often preach against treating an information governance initiative like a checklist of tasks that need to be done. Because frankly, it’s never quite that simple.
In my opinion, the checklist mentality takes away from the holistic perspective that companies should adopt...
It’s the nature of the tech industry to be consumed with the next big thing. Silicon Valley is particularly guilty of an unhealthy obsession with predictions; guessing the next breakthrough trend, technology, or company before it goes mainstream is a coveted badge of honor. Never have I felt this anticipation more than recently, as we edge towards the precipice of a big data analytics breakthrough...
I am going to start this post with a personal confession. I was bullied as a kid. His name was Colonel, as if he were an 8-year-old Army officer. He and his goons would take my slushy money every afternoon at summer camp. For the time we were at camp together, I can count on one hand the amount of times I tasted that sweet sugary nectar. Don’t get me wrong, I loved summer camp and went back for many years...
Regardless of your industry, if you are a large organization you are going to get sued. In this day and age, patent lawsuits exceed one billion dollars, car manufacturer recalls cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars, governments are burdened by hundreds of FOIA lawsuits per year, and banks pay upwards of one billion dollar fines for insider trading...
Unstructured data is becoming a very structured part of enterprise strategy. The content generated for humans by humans is the lifeblood of daily business, communicating everything from the information finalized in spreadsheets and reports, all the way to the chatter and mood entailed in IMs and email.
As this data grows in volume, it also grows in importance. The need to effectively manage it is not only an immediate requirement, but also a critical component of deriving future value from data.
This blog is an exploration of topics that influence information governance, and our observations of trends and business needs.
The opinions expressed in this blog are the authors' own and do not reflect the view of ZL Technologies.
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