2015 is widely predicted to be “the” year for big data – information will increasingly be used to effect positive change and drive via educated and timely business decisions. Data agility is the key here; the action of slicing, dicing, analysing and delivering information when it is most needed will ultimately drive wider organisational change. The process of understanding how to extract its intrinsic value – and translating this into a new kind of “in-flight” business acumen – will become increasingly vital to those companies who strive to save money and establish better connections with their customers.
While it’s fair to say that big data is far from being a new phenomenon, finding the best way to secure data against increasingly more sophisticated attacks is a fresh challenge. According to the government, 81% of large businesses and 60% of small businesses suffered a security breach in the past 12 months – with the average cost of cyber attacks on data doubling since 2013.
A recent thought leadership article, published by “digitally native news outlet” Quartz, reported that cyber-attacks now cost an estimated £260 billion in damages each year – with many experts strongly believing that this number will soar in 2015. Clearly, the ongoing monitoring and protection of data should be a top priority for businesses across all sectors.
To this end, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with London-based Fifth Step Limited – specialists in the provision of flexible services across the technology landscape. We will be aligning our data capture, workflow automation and document scanning services with Fifth Step to better enable the planning of strategic elements of the business, including organisational change, data strategies, cyber security, governance and compliance.
Darren Wray, CEO of Fifth Step, says; “There is a natural dovetail in terms of extending Dajon Data Management services to include the alignment of best-practice IT with strategic business planning.”
Damien Andrews adds; “We look forward to working with Fifth Step in this exciting new synergy between two complimenting companies. By aligning our ability to instigate change with Fifth Step’s in-depth change management expertise, we can provide a complete solution; letting companies take advantage of enhanced information management technology and truly drive their businesses forward effectively and efficiently”.
As a result of the collaboration, Fifth Step has developed a confidential online Cyber Security Healthcheck – providing a high-level overview of the current IT security environment and highlighting areas of possible weakness – available free to Dajon Data Management clients: http://www.fifthstep.com/cybersecurityhealthcheck