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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7 Best Practices to Protect Your Phone from Hackers

By |2021-08-02T11:09:13-04:00July 21st, 2021|Cyber-Security, Information Governance and Management, Safety and Cyber Security|

The phone in your pocket can prove both one of your biggest assets and one of your biggest liabilities. Think of the worlds a thief can enter through your mobile phone. They can access your finances, your precise location, your contacts, sensitive business and health documents, and much more. The following tips will help you protect your phone from hackers. Hackers can access your phone directly or through iCloud. Or, using minimal, easily discovered, personal information, they can monitor your communications and location or even hijack your phone. By using a combination of technology and common sense, users can keep

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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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3 Ways Companies Gain a Competitive Edge with Data Governance

By |2021-07-19T03:24:13-04:00June 30th, 2021|Information Governance and Management|

Organizations sit on a mountain of treasure, and all too often they never manage to tap into its value. Data has the potential to revolutionize decision making, power innovation and drive marketing. Left unmanaged, data brings significant risk. However, successful businesses find their competitive edge with data governance. The challenge rarely lies in gathering enough data. After all, websites, customer interactions, internal processes and even machinery deliver mounds of data every day. Rather, the difficulty lies in generating high-quality data and organizing that data to generate value. For example, a retail company receives data regarding email campaigns, online buying habits

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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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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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Digital Twins Harness the Power of Data to Drive Innovation

By |2021-06-07T05:57:03-04:00April 21st, 2021|Information Governance and Management, Trending|

In April 1970, disaster struck the Apollo 13 mission. Using a replica of the lunar excursion model (LEM), ground crews designed and tested a solution remotely, dramatically saving the lives of the astronauts. This example of paired technology became the precursor of today’s digital twins, which Gartner calls a “top strategic technology trend.” Simply put, a digital twin delivers a virtual duplicate of a physical object. Engineers gather actual data about an object or system and use that data to create a digital model. For instance, they may create a digital twin of an airplane engine. They might even combine

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