FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced that its Rand Secure Data division continues to demonstrate that a comprehensive data governance strategy is the key to planning an effective and foolproof strategy for data governance. As companies look to map out their organizational goals for the 2014 calendar year, more than 90% cite that the development of a new or enhanced data governance strategy is a key initiative. Rand Secure Data recommends that companies looking to create a comprehensive strategy for business continuity should involve key stakeholders from IT, legal and executive teams and should also consider a strategy that encompasses three core data governance technology solutions; archiving, backup and eDiscovery.
“It is imperative to have a comprehensive strategy when it comes to data governance and retention,” commented Chris Grossman, senior vice president of enterprise applications at Rand Worldwide. “Historically companies have felt safe knowing their data was simply backed up, but recently in instances of litigation or data loss, they have found it difficult to search, restore and discover the relevant data that they need for litigation or business continuity purposes. The recent announcement of the discontinuation of Symantec’s Backup Exec.cloud solution further validates that a comprehensive strategy that, at a minimum, includes data archiving and backup, is paramount to any data governance strategy. With today’s explosive data growth, a singular approach is no longer feasible.”