Data Access, Protection, and Management: The New Competitive Advantages


There is a common tendency to view data as “the new oil,” insofar as it plays a vital — even coveted — role in business decision-making. Through this lens, the value of data is tied to a company’s ability to harness it, evaluate it, and use it to its optimal advantage. While this is true enough on the surface, companies must also be able to store, manage, and protect their data, not to mention access in real-time, to exploit its full potential and gain a competitive advantage.