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How does a business store and use its data? How do they decide which data to store? How do they organize it? Who has access to this information?
There are many tools, both online and offline, that can help with this. In an increasingly data-driven and technologically dependent world, every bit of information counts when making important decisions for a company. The way that a business utilizes its data can sometimes determine its success. And for any successful operation, it is paramount to develop a data storage system that can be used effectively by all stakeholders. However, a significantly recurring issue many companies face with storing their data is the emergence of data silos.
You might be wondering what data silos are. Data silos are stored data retained by each department of a company; these data archives stand isolated from the rest of the business. Data silos make it harder for companies to access and use the data when needed. Often the problem begins organically in larger organizations as each department may function autonomously. The lack of communication within these departments results in siloed data stored in separate systems. For example, the marketing team may store their data using the google suite, but the HR department may use Jira instead.
Now that you have a better understanding of what data silos are, you may be wondering why they are detrimental to the company’s success. Simply put, data silos reduce the overall teamwork and communication within a company while making it much harder for the key decision-makers to access and use the data efficiently. The company’s operations and business practices may suffer as it could take much longer to assemble the different siloed data from each department’s preferred system.
Although it could occasionally be hard to avoid the formation of data silos, it is not difficult to adopt methods to integrate all company information into a centralized system, making it easier for all employees to access the essential information within the company. Not only will this increase efficiency, but it will also improve overall communication and teamwork within the organization.
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