By now, IT and business staff alike understand that data is an organization’s most valuable asset. They’ve come to realize that data has a value beyond the application through which it was created and beyond the silo in which it resides. Accurate, consistent, current data is a strategic asset that has the power to increase competitive advantage, drive revenue growth and market share, and enhance an organization’s reputation. The key to unleashing its value is to make it available anywhere, anytime to the individuals and groups that can put it to work in the service of the organization’s mission and strategies. Distributed data management is essential to driving the enterprise mobility strategies that increase productivity, reduce expenses and create efficiencies in a tight economic environment and ultra-competitive situations.  

When discussing distributed data management, it is important to understand that in all likelihood a great deal of data distribution has already occurred in your organization. Data always seems to find a way out of application- and department-specific silos, databases, operational systems, data warehouses and other sources from mainframes to smartphones.

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