Lurking in every data center is an unseen enemy: dark data. This unstructured data causes surging storage costs and exposes organizations to a variety of risks.
Win the fight against dark data by developing an information governance program. This plan identifies what dark data exists, how different departments manage data, and when it can be archived and destroyed.
Let’s review the steps organizations must take to create an information governance framework, and learn how organizations can successfully execute it.
Shine a light on dark data
The first step toward a workable information governance is gaining visibility into your data through an assessment. By nature, dark data’s value isn’t defined. Organizations must determine what data has business value and what data is redundant, obsolete, or trivial.