Recent Cyber Attacks Highlight Need for Municipal Data Governance and Security

By |2022-09-14T17:10:12-04:00September 14th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Information Governance and Management|

This year has seen a rise in cyber attacks on government agencies and prompted official warnings. Notably, a recent joint statement from the FBI and CISA warned schools about probable attacks. And a data breach of federal court records further spotlighted the need for improved municipal data governance and security. A perfect storm of cyber security risks makes municipal agencies particularly vulnerable to attack. In the first place, schools, courts, utility departments and other government entities store a treasure trove of sensitive information. Those same agencies often use legacy systems and lack critical cyber security infrastructure and data governance resources.

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Information Governance Strategies for Businesses of All Sizes

By |2022-08-24T15:22:51-04:00August 24th, 2022|Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

Regardless of size or industry, businesses no longer have the luxury of ignoring information governance. Increasingly complex data privacy regulations and an unrelenting barrage of cyber-attacks necessitate proactive information governance strategies. Additionally, such strategies help businesses realize data value and improve their competitive edge. Universal Information Governance Basics Information governance includes several key components, regardless of organization size. These include: Categorization and storage of data – The foundation of any information governance strategy involves identifying where data lives and tagging that data into appropriate categories. This helps to ensure data quality and allows users to find needed information quickly. This

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Microsoft 365 Information Governance Evolves with Unified Compliance and Data Governance Solution

By |2022-08-22T10:33:20-04:00August 17th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

This April, “to meet the challenges of today’s decentralized, data-rich workplace” Microsoft brought its existing collection of Microsoft 365 information governance and compliance solutions together under a new umbrella. The new Microsoft Purview brand combines the capabilities of the Microsoft 365 Compliance portfolio and the former Azure Purview. Purview delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help organizations govern, protect, and manage all their data wherever it resides. It’s a great step forward for Microsoft in providing a unified data governance and risk management solution for Microsoft 365. The new Microsoft Purview: Provides visibility into data assets across locations, devices, and apps Enables easy

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Cyber Security and Data Governance Best Practices for Today’s Data Environment

By |2022-07-12T14:29:55-04:00June 29th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Information Governance and Management|

A network of hurdles dominates the current data environment. Rapid data growth makes data difficult to manage. Meanwhile, cyber-attacks grow increasingly sophisticated and frequent, while remote work and cloud migration complicate the security landscape. Now, more than ever, cyber security and data governance best practices play a critical role. In 2020, the world generated approximately 2.5 quintillion (that’s 2.5 billion billion) bytes of data. Data analytics hold a world of promise. However, the data comes so quickly and in such volume that organizations struggle to harness its value and keep it safe. Data governance thus becomes a critical priority. Organizations

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Tips for Migrating Records Management Systems to Microsoft 365

By |2022-06-23T08:29:10-04:00June 8th, 2022|Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

As companies shift information and work processes to the cloud, they must also plan carefully for migrating records management systems. Records management works differently in Microsoft 365 and other cloud platforms than in legacy systems. Consequently, organizations need to involve the right people, conduct in depth analysis, and outline a detailed plan before migrating. Involve Key People Early Migrating to the cloud involves much more than simply moving files and mailboxes. Legacy records management systems also include the accompanying structure, from metadata to audit trails, that determines the information lifecycle. And increasingly strict government and industry standards make records management

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Should You Call a Business or Technology Consultant for Cybersecurity?

By |2022-03-28T02:31:28-04:00March 23rd, 2022|Cyber-Security, Information Governance and Management|

Increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks, combined with a hybrid workforce and constantly evolving privacy regulations, create a complex risk environment. As a result, many organizations have turned to consultants to tighten their cybersecurity posture. But technology skills alone prove insufficient when choosing a consultant for cybersecurity. For instance, an MSP may offer multiple cybersecurity certifications and a tool bag of cutting-edge tools. However, if they do not understand your industry and the business processes involved, the solutions they implement may not provide the protection you need. And a consultant with a business background can provide added benefits. Risk Assessment Needs to Include

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Cloud Records Management Expert to Present at Virtual CONFIRM.NYC Conference

By |2022-03-14T10:00:11-04:00March 7th, 2022|Information Governance and Management, Press Releases|

eMazzanti Technologies and Messaging Architects, an eMazzanti company, are pleased to announce that Greg Smith, VP of Service Delivery at Messaging Architects, will present at the 2022 CONFIRM.NYC conference hosted by the Metro NYC chapter of ARMA, March 8-9, 2022. Smith will address the virtual meeting on the topic of Understanding Information Diversity for Cloud Records Management. Interested parties can register for this event here. Use Code CONFIRM2022FREE at checkout to attend for free. Attendees earn CMP and IGP continuing education credits. The annual Confirm NYC conference brings together records and information management professionals for educational sessions on a broad

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Proactive eDiscovery for Business Saves Time and Reduces Cost

By |2022-02-09T16:10:41-05:00February 2nd, 2022|eDiscovery, Information Governance and Management|

Any business that has gone through a litigation process knows the discovery process well. Now, with most business information in electronic format, discovery has evolved into a complex process of gathering information in a multitude of formats. Understanding the basics of eDiscovery for business and planning ahead will save headaches down the road. eDiscovery for Business Primer Discovery involves gathering and sharing all evidence and witnesses for a pending legal case. It comes into play not only when someone files a lawsuit but also when a lawsuit is reasonably anticipated. For instance, if a customer suffers a significant injury while

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Data Governance Best Practices Drive Retail Business Growth

By |2022-02-17T15:02:05-05:00January 12th, 2022|Information Governance and Management, Safety and Cyber Security|

Successful retailers know the value of information. Armed with data from all facets of the business, from marketing to shipping, retailers use information to gain a competitive advantage. But vast potential comes with inherent challenges. Harnessing data governance best practices allows retail businesses to move past roadblocks and drive success. Business Benefits of Data-driven Retailing When effectively organized and managed, data delivers significant benefits throughout the customer journey. For instance, retailers use data to personalize marketing campaigns and forecast demand for products and services. Knowing customer buying habits boosts upselling and customer retention. Additionally, data provides insights into business processes,

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Mobile Retail Data Governance Drives Data Value

By |2022-02-17T15:12:41-05:00January 5th, 2022|Information Governance and Management|

According to Mastercard, online retail sales growth accelerated through December 2021, up 61 percent from 2019. Now, up to 73% of consumers do omnichannel mobile shopping. The resulting explosion of mobile retail data presents both a challenge and an opportunity for retailers who implement mobile retail data governance. Convenience Drives Growth Mobile commerce, or m-commerce, encompasses the buying and selling of products and services via mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. From a handheld device, shoppers order dinner, pay for tickets, deposit checks, or purchase a new kitchen sink. Convenience tops the list of m-commerce benefits for purchasers. They

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