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5 Levels of Data Infrastructure Management

What can psychology and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs teach us about data infrastructure management? For starters, some of the basic principals of information management problem solving.

Level 1: Tribal

At this level, an organization may function, but without any formal processes or systematic management. Data infrastructure management is left to the whims of individuals, who carry relevant knowledge and know-how in their heads. Documentation of individual duties does not exist, and professionals simply go about duties such as backing up data, monitoring networks and administering patches to servers. Informal networks seen at this level lead to inconsistent performances across various systems.

 
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