The Biggest Problem with Managing Unstructured Data & How to Fix It
To make matters even worse, as storage costs fall many organizations are keeping ahold of data with a poorly developed, “just in case” strategy that negatively influences organizational culture and behavior. Like an obsessive hoarder, organizations end up with even more data from which they derive even less value. The belief is that “since I have the data stored, I don’t have to think as much about the data.” Thinking about the data, though, is exactly what organizations need to be doing more of. What you end up with is large stacks of data that are excluded from your analytics, making you less competitive than those who are managing their unstructured data to drive key business decisions.
Failing to process and apply structure to unstructured data and leave it in an unmanaged state is a huge missed opportunity. Managing unstructured data can be challenging but when done properly the unstructured and structured data can be integrated to deliver a newly enhanced data set, providing analysts with a more comprehensive view of operations and performance.
Unstructured Data Analytics
Integrating unstructured data into your data analytics strategy allows analytical insights and business opportunities to emerge which would otherwise go unnoticed and unexplored. Take advantage of this opportunity to improve your data-driven decision-making by managing unstructured data. Be sure to reach out to us here if you’d like to talk more about how you can manage unstructured data and reach your business goals.