Admonishing organisations about the valuable nature of their data has become somewhat passé: most companies recognise that their data is intrinsically valuable, on a par with their people,cash and physical assets, such as buildings and machinery.
However, to realise this value data must be managed. Unmanaged data is at best a waste of storage resources. At worst it is a real danger to an organisation because decisions based on erroneous data can lead to disaster, causing financial and even physical harm.
Based on the survey of Computing's readership, this whitepaper will examine how organisations view their data, reveal the pain-points where poor quality data is damaging the business and look at how to build a viable business case for better data management.