Business advantage is all about ensuring access to data
When IT systems first entered commercial use, the focus was on the transactions and getting them processed quickly, rather than on the data that was being created and stored. But things changed quickly, partly due to external regulation and legislation, but mainly thanks to a growing recognition that the data itself was important.
Today, many organisations understand very well that the data they hold has great value. Indeed, many also say that they could get even more value from the data than they currently extract. So as the perceived value of data and enterprise information ramps up, it is an excellent time to look again at how such data should be protected.
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