We’ve all seen statistics and charts showing how fast corporate data is growing. There seems to be no limit to not just this idea of big data, but the growth rate of it. Most charts show accelerating growth, typically in an exponential fashion. And these massive collections contain huge amounts of dark, structured and unstructured data.
In Part 1 of this blog, we explored what metadata is, using an analogy to digital music stored on your phone or computer. Now let’s extend that analogy into the enterprise data management space, where we would like to use metadata to tag important files. Maybe invoices can be tagged with the Company Name, Billing Date, and Invoice Amount. Or a sales presentation would be tagged with Author, Subject, Client, and Presentation Date.
With the explosion of data in the world, and your company, finding and making sense of it is becoming increasingly harder. It is said that the average employee spends 400 hours per year just searching for documents. There are a variety of tools to help you manage and understand this data, but one key to unlocking that puzzle revolves around the quality and quantity of your metadata. Let’s look at what metadata is and why you need more of it in some detail.
Moving data, applications, and processes to the Cloud is rapidly occurring across a wide variety of enterprises. The benefits (and costs) of doing so have been well discussed, but moving the applications and processes can take a long time. One strategy to ease this transition is to move your data to the cloud first, and follow on with applications later. This allows you to transition your legacy applications and IT infrastructure gradually.
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) has been around for a long time, and has evolved significantly to include many features and functions to help organizations and departments manage documents.
The Actionable Intelligence Lifecycle is a process that scales beyond a single document or ECM system, to an enterprise-wide way to deal with a large variety of different repositories and systems that manage individual documents. By being able to apply the lifecycle to these varying systems, the enterprise has a common methodology to deal with their documents, and to ultimately migrate to a single system and process.
It’s audit time—do you know where your data is? Prepare with distributed capture solutions and centralized workflows.
The amount of data that insurers manage keeps growing. Insurance companies increasingly embrace big data, the Internet of Things and new ways to leverage information and technologies as part of their efforts to transform and improve efficiency. And that means data, lots of it.
Looking at industry predictions, interviews at the occasion of events last year and market feedback, 2016 promises to be a transformational year for information management.
While businesses are going through changes and mastering information value chains is the business priority, there are still several digitization challenges to tackle in a rapidly changing environment.