Gone are the days when one or two central systems could meet all of the organization's IT needs. We now have more departmental applications, collaboration and sharing environments, and even cloud-based services in the mix, with access via desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones that can each store data in their own right. Against this background, are we in danger of losing control of our business information?
In this report, we look at the degree to which business information has become fragmented in many organizations and some of the issues arising from this. We also explore the benefits and practicalities of taking a more proactive and structured approach to dealing with distributed data.