Every business in the world has to contend with data. From a single-person LLC to multinational enterprises, data is everywhere, and it needs to be properly managed to be an effective business tool.
Data isn’t just customer records and other externally sourced information, though--employee records, network maps, payroll data, and other forms of external and internal information all fall under the list of data that has to be managed.
It takes a lot of work to turn data into something usable. Without proper management, you can end up with duplicate records, incorrect information, wasted time and storage space, and a host of other problems that come with poor organization. Digital data is a lot more complicated than paper, so it requires specialized skills to organize it.
Enter the world of data management. In this free PDF download from TechRepublic, you'll learn about the essentials about data management, including models, software, implementation, and more.
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WHAT IS DATA MANAGEMENT?
There are as many ways to define data management as there are websites that focus on it. DAMA International, a consortium of data management professionals, defines data management as “the development and execution of architectures, policies, practices, and procedures in order to manage the information lifecycle needs of an enterprise in an effective manner.”