A data flow shows where information enters the enterprise domain, moves through its systems and processes, and eventually is archived or deleted.
Conducting a data flow mapping exercise is one of the larger tasks to undertake for compliance, but it’s also one where the return on investment can be very fast, in real cash savings.
One of our customers discovered through this process that they were sending an engineer up to 5 times during a process, where they in fact could achieve the same results ending the engineer just once.
Most businesses find large amounts of redundant, duplicate or unwanted data that they can safely delete, saving on the costs of disk space, security, backup processes, and bandwidth. Not to mention the increased risk associated with holding more data than is needed.