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Data Classification

Data Classification – What It Is, Why You Should Care, and How to Perform It

This article was written by Ilia Sotnikov, VP of Product Management at Netwrix. Mr. Sotnikov does an excellent job discussing classification of content and data.

Organizations have limited resources to invest in safeguarding their data.…

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Taxonomy Management

How Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Enterprises commonly set boundaries and processes to control the flow of information, to ensure best practice in activities such as records management, data protection, and compliance. This approach of controlling the information flow is often cumbersome and impacts the ability to manage content throughout the information lifecycle, including capture, storage, retrieval, archival, and disposal.…

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Taxonomy

So, You Are Going to Build a Taxonomy – Don’t Tell Me it’s in Excel

I am not knocking those who have probably painstakingly built an organizational taxonomy in Excel. I highly respect them. They are also way ahead of the curve, as they understand what a taxonomy is supposed to do.…

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Taxonomy

1.9 Billion Records Exposed – A Taxonomy Could Have Come in Handy

Only 918 reported data breaches led to a whopping 1.9 billion records being exposed, as of September 2017. I would expect the number to rise, although not dramatically, I hope. Compared with the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, stolen, or compromised records increased by 164 percent.…

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Metadata Generation

Aristotle Had It Right – How Come We Don’t?

Statistics show that over 90 percent of organizations rely on end user tagging, sustaining the use of inaccurate and erroneous metadata applied to unstructured and semi-structured content.…

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Metadata

It’s All About Tagging – Or Is It?

One of my favorite subjects – metadata tagging. For years, metadata would make business professionals stare glassily into space when explained to them. No more, I hope. Metadata is now information currency and if it isn’t woven into technology frameworks as the critical component in achieving organizational business objectives, then enterprises suffer from content paralysis.…

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Migration Inventory

Planning Your Migration – Inventory Outputs

In our previous blog we discussed the importance of an inventory before a migration begins. Hard work.

What is the output of an inventory?

  • A list of content that will be migrated divided into logical groups
  • A list of content that contains records that were never declared
  • A list of content that contains privacy data or confidential information
  • A list of content that is of no value
  • A list of content that requires special handling
  • A list of content that will require changes along with scoping

Great ideas that will help with a migration.…

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Content Governance – Can You Really Fix the Problem?

Do you treat your content as data or as information? This may seem like a stupid question, but there are many organizations that do not understand that their content is an asset, so has value and needs to be managed in the same way their business applications.…

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A Ticking Time Bomb – Overly Complicated Classification Schemes and Terms

Ticking Time BombIn an organizations zest to organize content via a hierarchy requires the definition of nodes and terms. According to Forrester, in its report ‘IBM-Forrester Rethinking Data Discovery’ (registration required), identified two problems that organizations face.…

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Visual Information Governance – Not so fast

Although we develop highly sophisticated classification software and address information governance, I am going to share an article on a new company, with a technology for classification using visualization.…

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