Your enterprise data is the most important resource for your organization. It holds precious knowledge that your employees depend on. All of this information contains and is defined by its metadata.
Metadata is the DNA of your organization’s content and information.
The Impact of Metadata
While it may not be as easily understood as your actual documents and data, metadata is nonetheless a core asset for your organization. A data management strategy that puts metadata first and foremost is the first step on the path to meaningful digital transformation.
The impact of metadata in the enterprise today is huge. Considering the scope of data to which it applies, along with the explosion in data quantity, it’s not surprising that understanding and managing metadata effectively has become a priority for many organizations. Understanding the structure, limitations, definition and description of data protects against misinterpretation or misuse and helps ensure system integrity.
How to Leverage Metadata For Your Organization
For many Records Managers and other knowledge experts, one of the biggest challenges today is the sheer volume of data being generated today. They also have to contend with the large amounts of unstructured data that is often lying around in unmanaged file shares and scattered repositories.
Thankfully, there is new technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning available to connect and make relationships between all kinds of data. This allows for better business insights, the ability to identify trends and the confidence to make better predictions based on the knowledge obtained. This technology, when applied effectively, can enhance data security by flagging and tagging files as sensitive to protect themselves and their customers from data breaches. It’s even possible to go one step further and use this technology to even create custom metadata with tags and classifications to further enrich their data and make deeper connections that are usually not possible.
This is the power of equipping your organization with AI and machine learning to leverage metadata for rich, actionable insights.