Dec
28

Data Profiling 101

By definition, data profiling measures the data one has available in an existing source and determines the accuracy, completeness, and other statistics and information relating to one’s data.  The importance of measuring this is to learn if existing data can … Read More

Nov
17

Three Need-to-Know Components of Legal Hold

Legal hold. What does it mean to you? Ask one person and you will be told that it means the preservation of data for the custodians within an eDiscovery process. Ask another and the answer is the notification process (with … Read More

Nov
11

Why SMBs Need Policy Management & Enforcement

A recent study conducted by AIIM, Association for Information and Image Management (www.aiim.org/research), reported that 52 percent of the members surveyed are actively working toward implementing a content management process within their organization. Results from a Sherpa Software survey correlate … Read More

The Evolution of Data Storage

As Sherpa Software celebrates 15 years of providing information governance solutions to our customers, what better way to see where we’ve come from than to take a peek at history?  Today, huge amounts of data are being created and stored … Read More

Gravity, physics, and the mysteries of dark data

Cosmologists and astrophysicists have long hypothesized about the existence of “dark matter,” a mysterious, invisible substance inferred by the gravitational behavior of the large-scale structure of the universe. While unseen by telescopes, dark matter may account for most of the … Read More

Should Dark Data be brought to light?

Dark data has become a topic of interest for many companies over the last few years.  So, is the term as scary as it sounds?  What is dark data?  Gartner defines dark data as “the information assets organizations collect, process … Read More