The importance of data optimization

Posted by Justin Hesser on September 17, 2013

Optimization is one of the keys to business efficiency. For companies to be successful in any aspect of their operations, they have to maximize their potential. This principle applies everywhere, including data management. 

Data optimization means collecting all the information at your disposal and managing it in a way that works best for your organization. Your data has to live up to its potential.

A recent Forbes article addressed eight key elements of a "game-changing" big data strategy. One of the main points was optimization of data. John Foley, the article's author, suggests the growth of information volumes has increased the need for optimized data management.

"Data management is the bedrock of corporate IT implementation, but the influx of a thousand times more data has upped the game," Foley writes. "Exponential growth requires IT teams to rethink what's worked in the past and bring in new tools to optimize database workloads that are orders of magnitude greater than before."

The key ingredient of a data optimization strategy in a growing environment is a flexible solution that can scale and adapt to any drastic changes in management operations. If your system cannot naturally expand to handle more information, you won't get the most out of it.

This is why FileMaker development is so valuable. Using the FileMaker platform to build a solution to monitor, analyze, process and store information will give businesses the tools they need to successfully handle their data. A custom database software system can take your information extract the highest possible value.