Unstructured data is information in many different forms that doesn’t fit conventional data models and therefore typically isn’t a good fit for a mainstream relational database. It’s the black sheep of data. Datanami brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “5 Critical Steps for Identifying the Value in Your Unstructured Information.”

Thanks to the emergence of alternative platforms for storing and managing such data, it has become increasingly prevalent in IT systems and used by organizations in a variety of business intelligence and analytics applications.

No longer does one content management solution capture and manage the valued unstructured data. Organizations are now faced with the challenge of implementing multiple content management solutions focused on many tiers within the organization.

It is important to remember that effective organization and management of your information creates an environment that provides your users better access and controls over their information.

Melody K. Smith

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