As data sources continue to grow in number and diversity, there will continue to be challenges in getting the most from data. There will also be significant opportunities for organizations if they master how to acquire it and use it for the best consumption for new business insight. DATAVERSITY brought this information to us in their article, “Taking the Cloud Computing Road to Data Integration and Data Management.”

The future is about moving beyond traditional data sources and looking at other, non-traditional sources, like structured and unstructured, like social media feeds. Included in that process is protecting the data, regardless of the type.

It is a good reminder that data protection should be a priority as it affects not just the security of your data, but your financial situation as well. All businesses are on alert for cyber attacks, regardless of their size. No business is too small to be a victim, so all businesses should carefully review their cyber security efforts.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.