2017 brought us new data management technologies, increased focus on artificial intelligence, and many data trends that affected strategic efforts for businesses. What will impact businesses moving into 2018? Tech Republic brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “8 game-changing data trends that will impact businesses in 2018.”

Many information management professionals believe an increased importance of data governance will never be greater than in 2018. A good data management system is only as good as its ability to store, retrieve and produce files quickly and efficiently in order to get a task or workload completed in a timely fashion. It is expected that 2018 will be offering more choices to do just that.

Data governance has become more critical than ever, if just for the sheer amounts of data being produced. Add to that, the greater need for access to that data. Data governance capabilities can provide organizations with complete transparency into their information landscape. Data governance will change the way the businesses view and consume data.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.