Database management - best practice for managing data

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Database management is essential for organisations, especially at a time when business data worldwide is expected to double every 1.2 years. This means big data is becoming a reality for many companies, bringing with it an essential need to comply with regulations and security aspects. Whether you are embarking on the development of a new database or already have an existing database, making sure best practice methods are in place is essential and more challenging than ever before. In this Slideshare we take a look at seven key considerations to make when reviewing your data management procedures.

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<ul><li> 1. Database Management: Best Practice for Managing Data February 2014Insert Client logo on master slide</li></ul> <p> 2. Database Management Essential for organisations Business data worldwide is expected to double every 1.2 years, meaning big data is becoming a reality for many companies. With this comes the essential need to comply with regulations and security aspects. Making sure best practice methods are in place is essential and more challenging than ever before. 3. The shift in data usage Data is no longer managed by just IT Other areas of the business have data too from leads, to prospects to customer information This makes best practice even more important to ensure all data complies and that there are effective data management protocols in place 4. Step 1 Establish data management from the beginning Dont wait until data is out of hand Consider your organisations future needs Ensure data complies with new systems Get data management protocols in place from the start 5. Step 2 Identify any problems that you need to address The need for database management can sometimes result from business problems that need solving, so be sure to consider this angle Identifying potential or current problems will ensure an answer can be found 6. Step 3 Be clear about how database management affects ROI A new implementation will only be successful if there is a clear understanding of its ROI. Why? Its vital for funding Its provides the right perception to stakeholders It gives a strong reason for embarking on the project 7. Step 4 Be ready for big(ger) data Effective management of structured data will mean your organisation is in a better position to handle big data It will become more of an issue based on current trends Being able to scale up to big data as it becomes more indispensable is vital for ensuring your company is ready for tomorrow 8. Step 5 Choose the appropriate technologies and tools Make sure you consider the architecture and software choices when implementing effective database management There are many options each with their own unique pros and cons Being aware of this and tailoring the solution according to the specific needs of your company is significant 9. Step 6 Remember organisational governance For effective database management a systematic governance model which relays information on knowledge transfer and change management must be in place. This will be based on the culture of your specific organisation and must encompass the various avenues of business data both internal and external 10. Step 7 Ensure proper security measures are in place Making sure the right staff and other relevant parties have access to the right data is vital for business flow and the security of your data Make sure you have the ability to restrict access to certain data or functions within the database Ensure you have the power to restrict who can run mass updates or delete records 11. Keep in touch with MSM twitter.com/msmsoftwaremsmsoftware.com/blogCompany Page MSM Software</p>