Using metadata actively
Metadata as augur & harbinger
Actively using metadata is both a smart way to help de-risk your domain and inevitable for a rewarding digital future based on knowledge infrastructure, the corporate nervous system.
How aware is your business of metadata, and how it can presage both risk & reward?
The regulatory environment spans personally identifiable information (PII), consumer data (GDPR, e-privacy & CCPA), financial & other types of sensitive data. Financial regulations can be multi-jurisdictional, overlapping & sometimes conflicting – covering financial services, KYC, AML, economic crime, the funding of terrorism (the Patriot Act) or simply good banking practice & risk management (BCBS 239). Severe financial & reputational penalties attach.
Governance and corporate process now intersect in the digital world; in a multi-dimensional dataverse which is actuated by metadata. That is why knowing your metadata is important and why it can alert you to risks such as:
Data protection or e-privacy non-compliance:
Financial services & AML regulatory non-compliance:
Find out how Safyr gives visibility of metadata & data structures in opaque packaged applications (CRM, ERP) so you can find & locate (hitherto overlooked) potentially non-compliant data; & quickly reduce your risk profile in packaged applications.
Your metadata can also be a hacker’s goldmine. Why not make your metadata ‘your’ goldmine instead? Rewards from curated metadata include:
Value add for AI/ML:
Integration & interoperability:
Your digital nervous system will rely heavily on active metadata ‘everywhere’ to support the data-centric nature of future operational models so you may as well get ahead of the curve. The longer you fail to address your metadata, the more grievous your eventual pain will be as your data continues to multiply exponentially.