Smoking Guns – Wouldn’t it be nice to know about a potential problem before it happens? With proactive data management, you will have the ability to identify issues before they get out of hand. You will know if someone is stealing your intellectual property and will have an ability to thwart such events. If you take a proactive stance with data governance, you will benefit from better data management and be in a better place if and when the timecomes for e-discovery.
Many companies believe it is too costly to institute technology to be used in the proactive manner I have described. However, they will spend even more money to deal with it in a reactive manner, because they didn’t manage their data and now must weed through much more data to find the the smoking gun.
Think of it this way, proactive data management is like having your cake and eating it too.