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How to Identify Your Agency's Dark Data & What to Do About It

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By 2035, experts estimate that there will be 35 zettabytes of information. Federal agencies already have 1.61 petabytes of that data, an amount that is expected to double over the next two years. In fact, agencies are now collecting so much data that they don't always know what they have. Dark data, information that agencies collect with the intention of using but fail to do so effectively, is becoming a growing concern. Exposing this dark data could be the first step toward generating valuable insights that would enhance decision-making on a limited budget.

Download this GBC issue brief to learn:

  • What dark data is and where to locate it
  • How to unify disparate data stores when the location of assets is unknown
  • How dark data could further your agency's mission on a limited budget
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