In San Diego, many of the fastest growing businesses are very data driven. These companies produce a lot of data and it is central to their business model. The issue we frequently see is that no one pays attention to managing all of this data until it becomes a problem. Data is in disparate places. There are only ineffective or non-existent backups. And, for those in a regulated environment, they do not have required versions of data. Plus, capacity is only added on an as-needed basis.
To avoid unnecessary frustration and headaches, data intensive companies should develop a data management plan. A good data management plan includes:
Where data is stored based on who needs access to it now and into the future
How it is backed up and any policies that need to be established to ensure it is backed up properly
What is needed for regulatory compliance
What different revisions are needed and how they are recorded and stored
A way to monitor data growth so action can be taken before you reach current capacity
A properly designed solution keeps your data management on track and reduces “emergencies” that can cost more than is necessary. Plus, it save a lot of frustration and downtime.
Want Help with a Data Management Plan?
If you would like some guidance and support developing a data management plan, we would be happy to help. We can help you develop a plan that manages your data growth and minimizes any potential downtime and unnecessary frustration. Contact us to schedule a time to talk.