The risks of undiscovered data
What data do you, don’t you, have?
Experience teaches that organisations should consider data discovery services if there is:
Do you have data issues?
Since organisations typically have upwards of 80% dark data (data that is unknown to them, and not understood), can you be confident that your organisation is aware of these common data issues?
Data discovery minimises the impact of data issues
In the age of GDPR companies are expected to know what data is held in their domain.
The risks are clear:
Why data discovery services are still advisable
Definitions of ‘data discovery‘ vary enormously, particularly amongst tool vendors. This matters because the scope creep beyond the core ‘discover the data’ task, has the potential to derail organisations from their business objectives without reference to their digital strategy or environment.
Whether you intend to use search-based or visualisation based data discovery tools, the characteristics Gartner states are shared by both approaches require careful thought:
Whilst discovery tools may be attractive you may still benefit from our data discovery services: identifying, extracting, profiling & assessing relevant, critical data & metadata required by the business in the digital pursuit of its strategic objectives.