We talk a lot about big data. Its continued increase in quantity and need for additional storage, and many other issues surrounding the issue. What we don’t see much is the need for a solid relationship between big data and the enterprise system.
2013 was all about the clouds – making the most of storage and sharing, searching and finding, access and metadata trails. Metadata rose to the top of any most talked about word cloud due to Edward Snowden and the NSA. Metadata is all the information that surrounds a file, including the filename, when it was uploaded, who it was shared with, and when it was accessed. The NSA’s metadata collection program proves that such information can be extremely valuable.
Archive Management Systems (AMS) is incorporating ibml’s SoftTrac Capture Suite software and ImageTrac scanner in their recent production scanning and document capture solution.
Most companies are worried that their existing data storage and backup plans will not provide the protection they know they need. Many organizations’ vital business data is being generated and stored on various devices, even individual employees’ personal thumb drives. Most of these devices have little to no backup process in place.
Box recently announced that it will be making the documents stored in its cloud storage system smarter. They give the credit to the metadata.
E-discovery is a huge part of search technology. Increasingly, e-discovery demands involve other electronic information disciplines, like records management, cyber security and corporate compliance. This interesting information came from CMSWire in their post, “E-Discovery Trends for 2014.”
We often speak of the massive volume of data that exists and is being created each and every moment of the day. However, if you narrowed it on just a portion of that data, you would find there is a large variety of data out there. Forbes brought this information to us in their article, “Big Data Variety Means That Metadata Matters.”
Data storage continues to be an issue for most organizations. This piece of information might make you feel better about your own situation. At the end of 2012, 1.3 trillion objects were stored in Amazon S3, the world’s largest object storage system. Even more so, that number is growing faster than 1 billion objects per day. InfoWorld brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “What is object storage?”
Video capture technology has changed, and so has the need for its storage. Though digital files have become cheaper to create and broadcast, both it and tape-based files need different, but equally secure storage. This interesting information was found in Biz Community in their article, “Managing media assets is critical in digital broadcasting.”
A new online system for the Eugene Police Department records recently went live. This was a huge milestone for the City of Eugene as they worked to change the mainframe-based records system that had been in use since the late 60’s. Partnering with their sister-city Springfield, Eugene chose SunGard, a multinational IT software and services company, to take them through this journey with their Records Management System/ Computer Aided Dispatch System (RMS/CAD).