Five tips on how to handle big data in your business

With the amount of data businesses manage set to double every two years, here’s how to cope


Businesses and organisations are facing a huge increase in the amount and variety of data they have to manage, with the ‘digital universe’ set to double in size every two years.

Breaches can result in huge financial penalties so data protection regulation “can no longer be treated as an after-thought”, according to John Culkin, director at information management firm Crown Records Management.

“Being responsible for data will not be a one-person job in future, even for the most talented CEO or CIO,” he says.

Here are his five tips on how to set up a framework to manage information.