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Why IT Must Pursue an Information Governance Plan

The majority of IT executives said their organization is either implementing a formal information governance (IG) program or is planning to do so, according to a recent survey from Veritas. The resulting "State of Information Governance" report defines IG as "the activities and... Read More »

How to Break Through Big Data Roadblocks

The majority of organizations are pursuing big data projects, yet a number of barriers prevent these initiatives from reaching their full potential, according to a recent survey from 2nd Watch. Companies are often willing to invest considerably in these efforts, findings reveal, but... Read More »

How Missing Emails Can Cost Companies Millions

Enterprises that fail to properly manage email for information governance purposes can face catastrophic consequences, according to a new survey. Two recent examples: Scottrade was fined $2.6 million in 2015 because it could not produce important emails for an audit. Barclays faced a $3.75 million lawsuit in 2013 over its alleged decade-long failure to properly keep electronic records,... Read More »

Why Bad Data Quality Is Bad for Business

With big data only expected to get bigger, IT professionals and other organizational leaders admit that they lack complete confidence in their company's data quality management (DQM) practices, according to a recent survey from Blazent. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

Shedding Light on the Problem of Dark Data

For enterprises to keep up with the impending surge of data—most of which will be unstructured—they must first understand what dark data is and how it will affect their operations. Gaining that knowledge is the first step toward developing a set of data management processes that will "light up" and extract value from more data. There is a pressing need to do so. Today, 80% of all... Read More »

How to Implement an IT Overhaul

The CIO of Novelis, a producer of rolled aluminum used in everything from soda cans to Ford trucks, reveals how she helped revamp the company’s IT infrastructure.

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How Custom Software Drives Digital Transformations

The vast majority of executives said their company has either already completed or is expecting to complete a digital business transformation within the next five years—and many said the deployment of custom software solutions is helping them get there, Read More »

4 Steps to Consider in a Cloud Integration Framework

The transition from only a handful of monolithic systems to a more disparate ecosystem of applications has made cloud integrations more challenging.

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How Security Laws Inhibit Information Sharing

A new report finds that although there is a need for actionable threat intelligence and information-sharing worldwide, significant obstacles exist because of data privacy and protection and national security laws. The result is a chilling effect on cross-border cooperation that must be addressed. In that spirit, the report, "Read More »

How Data Drives Better Customer Experiences

Most organizations are now using analytics and metrics in a broad range of ways to measure the impact of customer engagement, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and SAS. The resulting report, titled "Data Elevates the Customer Experience: New Ways of Discovering and Applying Customer Insights,"... Read More »

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