They say that Data is the new currency – and, if true, every business has the potential to be wealthy.
Don’t believe us? Well, the stats don’t lie…
- Around 2.5 quintillion bytes worth of data are generated each day
- 95% of businesses cite the need to manage unstructured data as a problem for their business
- Predictions estimate the world will generate 181 zettabytes of data by 2025
- 80 – 90% of the data we generate today is unstructured
We live in a Data driven technological age, one where insights, information, and Databases are the backbones of our digital society. It makes perfect sense, too, when you consider the way the working world has transitioned in recent years. Businesses are on the move and increasingly Hybrid, our overall Macro-environment is more fluid (and volatile) than KZN on an ordinary Tuesday, and the work from home revolution (which would have surely raised a few eyebrows had we suggested it 5 years ago) remains in full swing.
Suffice to say, the success of the modern organisation is indeed underpinned by information.
Whether accessing, transporting, securing or (sadly) even stealing it, the ability to protect Data has become increasingly invaluable – critical, some might say. We must admit, we get it though, as information has always been a valuable commodity. Some claim they can trace this value all the way back to when neighbours spied to a hole in their face or leaked trade secrets to opposition parties, but we beg to differ. The reality probably emerged a fair bit later – and this value has only served to increase in recent years.
As crucial (and lucrative) as this information is, we’ve come to notice that having Data is one thing – but managing it is an entirely different behemoth altogether. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that to truly manage explosive Data growth, save big on costs, and ultimately maximise its value, you first need to understand how it works and how best to use it.
So, where do I start?
As with anything, the first step towards implementing involves understanding. Business Data can best be leveraged if divided and managed into two distinct entities:
- What’s currently active (and useful)
- What’s archivable (and required to be stored for record keeping)
Being able to access, analyse and leverage Business Data quickly and easily within your daily operations are both key to production success. Similarly, the ability to access older Data at the click of a button when needed is also a massive time saver – maximizing your efficiency and allowing your business a firm foothold into utilitising your information effectively.
Fundamental to this is the ability to identify what’s “cold”, along with not treating all Data the same. Subsequently, the ability to gain fast, meaningful insights on potentially petabytes of unstructured Data (which can be analysed in the background) is pivotal to your organisational ability to maximise your existing informational Databases.
Here are some questions you NEED to be asking your business so as to establish whether your Data is really being utilised properly:
- Is managing your Business Data costing you money?
- Do you have the necessary requirements to store critical Data long-term?
- Does your organisation store large amounts of unstructured Data?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then we’re glad to inform you that Nymbis Cloud Solutions can definitely assist you further.
At Nymbis, we provide easy-to-use Archiving Solutions with long-term storage capabilities at an affordable cost. Say goodbye to complicated Cloud platforms and expensive monthly retainers – our team can facilitate, integrate, migrate and, if necessary, dominate your Archiving need without you needing to mortgage your house to afford it. Our free Storage Assessment Tools can quickly analyse and report on unused Data, identify what can be Archived, assist with your business analysing your relevant information and, of course, otherwise troubleshooting.
Interested? We hope so. Simply get in touch for a free Storage Utilisation Assessment – and let’s understand your Data together.