Adaptive Data Governance Drives Innovation and Success

By |2021-08-02T11:06:42-04:00July 28th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

Today’s digital business environment depends heavily on data to guide decisions and determine business direction. Organizations have begun to implement data governance, particularly in response to regulatory requirements. But successful businesses recognize the need for adaptive data governance to power more efficient decision making while promoting data value. Adaptive Data Governance Defined Traditional data governance approaches take a defensive posture, focusing on minimizing risk and achieving regulatory compliance. While important considerations, this reactive approach typically involves rigid controls dictated by centralized compliance officers. It can tend to introduce obstacles rather than promote growth. Adaptive data governance, on the other hand,

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Scalable, Affordable and Secure Information Governance with eGovernance® Cloud

By |2021-07-26T09:36:39-04:00July 7th, 2021|Data Compliance, eDiscovery, Information Governance and Management|

Organizations in every industry deal with a growing data dilemma. Big data promises big returns, but data must be high quality, organized and secure to deliver value. eGovernance® provides scalable, cloud-based secure information governance solutions tailored to support business strategy and work within organizational budgets. Managed by the information governance experts at Messaging Architects, eGovernance® empowers businesses to take control of their data with a hosted solution for electronic data discovery, security, and compliance. Benefits of a Robust, Secure Information Governance Strategy Data breach spells disaster, and mismanaged information becomes a liability in an age ruled by privacy regulation. Enter

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Link Data Governance and Cybersecurity to Protect Valuable Data Assets

By |2021-06-28T08:57:18-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Cyber-Security, Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

In today’s business environment, data ranks near the top of the list of most valuable assets. It drives development strategy, focuses marketing efforts, and even saves lives. Cyber criminals know well the value of data and its power to make or break an organization. Consequently, organizations must link data governance and cybersecurity to stay ahead of the game. Data Governance and Cybersecurity Defined Think of data governance and cybersecurity as overlapping circles. Though distinct concepts, they share common goals and depend on each other. Data governance involves an organization knowing what data it owns, where that data lives and who

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Checkbox Information Governance vs Effective Data Governance

By |2021-06-21T06:09:20-04:00June 16th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

For many organizations, the concept of information governance is intertwined with regulatory compliance. For instance, any organization that processes, stores, or transmits credit card data must demonstrate PCI compliance. However, when companies stop at checkbox information governance, they leave themselves at risk and never unlock the true power of their data assets. Most organizations publicly pronounce a commitment to compliance and data security. But underneath the hood, the story often looks a little different. For instance, a business may put policies and tools in place for the annual compliance audit and then gradually forget about them as the months go

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Privacy Compliance and Remote Work

By |2021-06-07T05:38:52-04:00May 26th, 2021|Data Compliance, Privacy|

Technology has kept businesses afloat over the past year. However, moving millions of employees to work from home comes on the heels of a growing global focus on data privacy. Consequently, organizations already scrambling to meet regulations now face the dilemma of supporting both privacy compliance and remote work. Consider several typical scenarios. Employees work on personal devices more than ever before, devices that may lack up-to-date security measures and secure Wi-Fi. Medical professionals conduct patient visits over video. Roommates and families share home networks and office space. Employees and organizations alike must take responsibility for privacy compliance and data

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How to Conduct a Compliance Risk Assessment

By |2021-06-07T05:46:21-04:00May 18th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

The privacy landscape has changed significantly since GDPR went into effect in 2018. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2023, privacy regulations will cover personal data of 65 percent of the global population. These regulations place a heavy responsibility on the organizations that hold the data. Conducting a regular compliance risk assessment, therefore, proves essential. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines privacy risk assessment as “a process that helps organizations to analyze and assess privacy risks for individuals arising from the processing of their data.” From a data perspective, this means that organizations must first determine what

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Solve the Surplus Data Dilemma with Data Governance

By |2021-06-07T05:49:08-04:00May 12th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

What is in your data? You need to know Data-driven decision making empowers problem solvers to address business challenges with confidence. From the factory floor to the marketing department, big data drives policy and enables businesses to connect more effectively with customers. However, unless managed properly, too much data can prove costly. Solve the surplus data problem with effective data governance. Risks Associated with Surplus Data With everything from websites to appliances generating data, organizations gather vast quantities of information each day. As a result, as many as 65 percent of companies report that they deal with a problematic surplus

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Microsoft 365 Records Management Delivers Flexible Solution for Managing High-Value Content

By |2021-06-07T05:51:51-04:00May 5th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Office 365 and Migration|

Following a steadily growing trend, experts estimate that 94 percent of workloads will process in the cloud in 2021. For many organizations looking to move services to integrated platforms and consolidate costs, Microsoft 365 provides a logical solution. And now, with Microsoft 365 Records Management, organizations benefit from greater security and compliance options. Powerful Information Governance Features of Microsoft 365 Records Management Even before the upheaval of 2020, the business world hailed digital transformation as a key strategy for success. The pandemic simply quickened the pace, as organizations leveraged the cloud and other technologies to solve business problems. And as

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Mobile Retail Data Delivers Increased Value through Data Governance

By |2021-02-18T03:01:21-05:00January 27th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

Retail sales have moved increasingly online in recent years, and mobile devices account for over half of the global website traffic. The pandemic turbo-charged the trend, resulting in 72 percent of consumers shopping via smartphone or tablet device. This increase in mobile purchasing has brought an explosion of mobile retail data, and retailers must adapt. Benefits of Mobile Commerce Mobile commerce (also known as M-commerce) includes selling and buying products and services using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. From a handheld device, shoppers can order groceries, pay for movie tickets, deposit checks, or pay for a haircut. For

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Changing Data Privacy Laws and Retail Consumer Trust

By |2021-01-18T01:29:46-05:00January 6th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Privacy|

Recently, we reported on the outlook for state and federal data privacy regulations. The changing regulatory landscape we find affects the retail industry directly in several ways.  Often caught in the middle, merchants scramble to comply with changing data privacy laws while striving to build customer trust and maintain a competitive edge. The digital revolution that empowers consumers with many shopping choices has fundamentally changed the retail business model. In response to changing consumer attitudes, retail industry leaders now seek a federal privacy framework to bring order and predictability to the evolving patchwork of state data privacy laws. Proposed Data

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