If you’ve ever walked into a hoarder’s home, you were likely met by endless piles of seemingly worthless things. To the owner, though, these items are invaluable. It can be similar when you look at an organization’s collection of data. Venture Beat brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Eliminate the data packrat mentality.”

Millions of companies are hoarding old and unnecessary data. And the data they’re hoarding could be putting their organizations at risk, increasing storage costs and contaminating their analytics

There is not a 12-step program to stop hoarding data, but there are ways to get it under control. And it starts with discovering all of it. This may sound basic but all data of any type, in any language, in the data center or the cloud, must be acknowledged – you can’t protect what you don’t know you have.

Then you need to classify it and that is made easier with a professional. Finding concepts to classify takes artificial intelligence (AI) to delve through your document collection to identify and classify, and allows you to expand your semantic model to create meaning and relationships. 

Data Harmony is Access Innovations’ AI suite of tools that leverage explainable AI for efficient, innovative and precise semantic discovery of new and emerging concepts to help find the information you need when you need it.

Melody K. Smith

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