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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Identity Governance Plus Data Governance is Today’s Imperative

By |2022-02-17T15:06:55-05:00November 17th, 2021|Information Governance and Management|

The business landscape continues to change rapidly. Organizations must strike a fine balance among productivity, cybersecurity, and privacy amid a data explosion. Additionally, new technologies drive exciting innovation but also bring risk. To thrive in this environment, companies need to find the right blend of identity governance and data governance. Business Challenges Require Careful Strategies Today’s IT team faces growing data-related challenges. For instance, data from digital marketing and the factory floor opens the door for valuable data analysis. However, managing that data and ensuring its quality and security requires detailed planning. Mismanaged data can result in flawed business strategy,

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Proactive Microsoft 365 Governance Balances Productivity and Control

By |2022-02-17T15:08:01-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

For thousands of organizations globally, Microsoft 365 has become almost indispensable, powering collaboration and supporting workloads in the cloud. The constantly improving technology drives productivity and opens opportunities. At the same time, increasingly complex tools require proactive Microsoft 365 governance to achieve optimal results. For instance, Microsoft Teams offers rich features to enhance communication and power remote work. However, navigating the management of regular and private channels, as well as policies for file retention and sharing, requires careful planning. Successful organizations take the time to understand the challenges and tools and create strategies to support business needs. Balancing Productivity with

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Municipal Data Governance Builds Trust and Transparency

By |2022-02-17T15:14:37-05:00September 29th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

In August 2021, Kathy Hochul took office as the governor of New York state. In a bid to rebuild public trust after Andrew Cuomo’s tumultuous administration, Hochul quickly launched a transparency initiative. This initiative once again focuses attention on the critical importance of municipal data governance. Municipal Governments and the Data Challenge Municipal governments face a number of challenges to achieving data transparency. Limited personnel and tight budgets top the list. Information silos and poor data quality compound the problem. And poor communication between departments results in duplicates and incomplete or inaccurate data. Mismanaged data in turn results in flawed

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Adaptive Data Governance Drives Innovation and Success

By |2022-02-17T15:21:45-05:00July 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 |2022-02-17T15:17:53-05:00July 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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