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Communication gap puts data at risk, says Cogeco Data Services survey

More than one in four data management professionals do not believe the data risks that their organizations fac...


June 23, 2010  


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More than one in four data management professionals do not believe the data risks that their organizations face have been properly identified and addressed at the C-Level, and almost three-quarters say they don’t have the internal communications channels needed to voice their concerns to top management.

Those and other findings are contained in a recent survey conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion on behalf of Cogeco Data Services. “Data issues can occur very suddenly – as in a system crash – or over a long period through digital hoarding of e-mails and the like,” said Tony Ciciretto, president of Cogeco Data Services.

 “The key to ensuring long-term data integrity is to have the proper systems and corporate practices in place, which can only happen when C-Level executives and IT Managers have open and regular dialogue.”

 

The survey also indicates that data managers are feeling overwhelmed by the proliferation of data from a wide variety of sources.

 

Almost 40% of survey respondents said that they are either unsure or don’t believe their companies have the protocols in place that identify and control data growth issues. The absence of such protocols may create greater pressure on the IT professional to raise such issues to management.