Data Management And Protection
Data management is the practice of managing data as a valuable resource to unlock its potential for an organization. Managing data effectively requires having a data strategy and reliable methods to access, integrate, cleanse, govern, store and prepare data for analytics. Data management is a critical element behind every successful analytics project.
Data isn't just customer records and other externally sourced information, though--employee records, network maps, payroll data, and other forms of external and internal information all fall under the list of data that has to be managed.
It takes a lot of work to turn data into something usable. Without proper management, you can end up with duplicate records, incorrect information, wasted time and storage space, and a host of other problems that come with poor organization. Digital data is a lot more complicated than paper, so it requires specialized skills to organize it.
Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.
The importance of data protection increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates.