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May 13, 2020

Marie Kondo’s principles of tidying up can help to establish a surprisingly solid framework for cleaning company data. When it comes to decluttering, believe it or not, businesses face a similar challenge as homeowners — albeit on a much grander scale and with far more complex requirements. Over the years, most large enterprises have accumulated several petabytes of dark data, each petabyte being equivalent to 20 million completely filled four-drawer filing cabinets. As data growth continues to accelerate, the regulatory and legal requirements to control this expanding digital mountain keep escalating, causing data cleanup to rise to the top of business priorities. The authors show how to follow Marie Kondo’s “tidying up” principles for cleaning and managing this data, to help drive more effective analytics.

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