One question I am often asked as an ISO auditor across the UK public sector, is what are the data...
Data, and the way in which it is stored, backed up and leveraged, is arguably the most important asset owned by an organisation – after its employees of course.
It’s more important than ever to ensure that data is well managed, secured and that your organisation is gaining as much value and insight from it as possible.
In an ideal world, a storage solution should fit your data and not the other way around, therefore selecting the right storage with the right features is pivotal to facilitating your data management strategy.
Many public sector organisations are finding that their increasing data storage requirements can cause headaches, especially when it comes to storing it in a cost-effective way. Then there is the challenge of deciding what’s the best location for your data – on-premise, in the cloud or, as in a lot of cases, both in a hybrid environment?
A further consideration as organisations look to use their data, places more emphasis on how they connect to the data and how it’s accessed, as opposed to just how it is stored. Your storage solution should be the key enabler for this. This accessibility also puts greater focus on the security factor; understanding and tracking who is accessing data, when and ultimately why.
Typically, there are many more questions around data storage which can be challenging, such as compliance, data sovereignty, backup and how to ensure your organisation can survive a disaster situation.
As data is one of the most valuable assets that any organisation has. Protecting it should be at the forefront of any digital strategy ensuring that it remains secure and backed up to prevent any potential leaks or data loss. Cyber attacks can happen to an organisation at any time and have increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with cyber criminals targeting less secure devices and networks as more of us than ever work from home.
Phoenix, in partnership with Dell Technologies, the Public Sector Executive and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP Council), set out to understand the challenges organisations face of ‘where’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ to secure their data.Read more about the survey Listen to our podcast