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Dark Data

Cosmologists and astrophysicists have long hypothesized about the existence of “dark matter,” a mysterious, invisible substance inferred by the gravitational behavior of the large-scale structure of the universe. While unseen by telescopes, dark matter may account for most of the total mass of the cosmos, and its presence explains such esoteric observances as the anomalous […]

Electronic discovery (also called eDiscovery) refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched often with the intent of using it as evidence in a legal case.  Discovery of electronic records has become a concern in litigation, government and regulatory investigations.  Having policies in place to manage and store this […]

PCI-PII-Security

Just about every day, the national headlines include stories about data breaches that have compromised the security of thousands or millions of confidential electronic records, often containing credit card or social security numbers.  Usually, these occur at organizations found to be in violation of various regulations or industry standards designed to prevent  such incursions.  These notable hacks and thefts have prompted organizations to look […]

Small Business-Policy Enforcement

Many companies in the small or medium business (SMB) space assume that information governance and policy management concerns are solely the domain of large enterprises. That misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.  SMBs are bound by the same regulations and are exposed to many of the same risks as their larger counterparts.  Regulatory requirements, […]

Choosing an information governance (IG) vendor is no easy task. Most organizations are asking themselves: What value will an IG solution provide me and my team? Is there an IG vendor that I can trust? Does a single platform exist that can manage all of our needs? Are those applications easy to install and use? […]

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Dark data has become a topic of interest for many companies over the last few years.  So, is the term as scary as it sounds?  What is dark data?  Gartner defines dark data as “the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes (for […]