Value of Data

What is the Value of Data?

Data is the currency of digital transformation and if you can unlock that data’s value, you enable your business to harness the power of data across the edge to the cloud. The value of data refers to the benefits and advantages that organizations can derive from their data assets, such as innovations, services, security measures, improved decision-making, better customer experiences, increased operational efficiency, and new revenue streams.

In today's digital economy, data is a critical asset for organizations, and its value has grown dramatically in recent years. The sheer volume of data being generated and the increasing availability of technologies to store, process, and analyze this data has made it possible for organizations to gain new insights and make data-driven decisions.  In HPE, data modernization is achieved through the use of modern data management and analytics solutions, such as cloud-based data storage, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. By modernizing their data management practices, organizations can improve their ability to store, process, and analyze data, leading to new informed insights.

Why is data so valuable?

There are several reasons why data is so important to businesses. Firstly, data is an important resource because it can be utilized to spur innovation. Organizations can discover novel approaches to problems and stimulate innovation in their fields by utilizing data and cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Secondly, data can help organizations improve customer experiences and increase customer loyalty. By leveraging customer data, organizations can personalize their offerings and interactions with customers, leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty. 

Additionally, data can be used to gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior, enabling organizations to identify new opportunities for growth and revenue.

Thirdly, data can drive new revenue streams. For example, organizations can leverage their data assets to develop new products and services, as well as to identify new business opportunities. Additionally, data can be used to create new monetization models, such as selling data-driven insights to third parties.

Fourthly, Data is valuable for security measures for enterprises because it helps organizations identify and prevent security threats. Furthermore, data can be used to build predictive models that can detect potential security incidents before they occur by identifying patterns of behavior that indicate a security breach. By collecting and analyzing data from various sources organizations can identify potential security threats and respond to them in real time.

Finally, data provides organizations with valuable insights that can help drive better decision-making. Organizations can gain insights into their operations, customers, and markets to make data-driven decisions that improve their overall efficiency and effectiveness.

In conclusion, the value of data will only continue to grow in the future as organizations continue to invest in technologies and solutions that help them manage, analyze, and derive value from their data assets.

How do you measure the value of data?

Linking data to its contribution and importance is the simplest method to gauge its worth. Data collection, analysis, and storage incur costs, but they also have advantages when it comes to being monetized or used for decision-making. As we know, data depreciates because it loses value over time. The degree of inherent risk in data can frequently be used to determine its worth: more risk is equal to more value. That enormous danger, however, also suggests that the data is valuable in proportion. For data-intensive concerns that haven't yet surfaced, smart businesses need to invest in tools and strategies now. There are various techniques to gauge the value of data, including:

  • How the data is utilized to support corporate operations and decisions, boost sales, and enhance productivity, hence increasing the business value.
  • The expense of getting comparable data from external sources.
  • Data's contribution to a decision-making process.
  • The inherent worth of the data is based on factors such as accuracy, completeness, and relevance.
  • Protecting the privacy of the people whose data is being gathered and utilized.

In the end, the value of data is arbitrary and based on the particular use case and circumstances. HPE also provides a range of data management and analytics solutions that can help organizations understand and optimize the value of their data. These solutions can support the measurement of the data value in several ways, including:

  • Data quality assessments: Evaluating the accuracy, completeness, and relevance of data to determine its information value.
  • Data monetization: Assessing the potential revenue that can be generated from data, including through the sale of data or the creation of new products and services based on data insights.
  • Data governance: Ensuring the proper management and protection of data to maintain its privacy value.
  • Data analytics: Using data to support decision-making, improve efficiency, and increase revenue, thereby increasing its business value.

By focusing on these key areas, HPE can help organizations modernize their data management and realize the full value of their data in a data-first world.

How do you uncover the value of data?

Traditional infrastructure can barely support the majority of high-performance databases with today’s requirements. This also indicates database operations being carried out by separate computing, storage, and network resources inside the data center. Which means monitoring database operations manually, juggling database updates and patching, addressing requests for additional databases from developers, and other administrative chores. Siloed activities on traditional infrastructure result in high maintenance costs, higher security risk, overworked IT and DBA teams, stagnant provisioning, poor quality insights, and expensive workarounds for disaster recovery. Even worse, expanding organizations requires more performance, greater agility, and lower costs. Traditional database administration and infrastructure are just insufficient to handle all of it.

Organizations can modernize database operations, consolidate databases, offer private cloud-based DBaaS, accelerate internal development cycles, or improve critical application performance with HPE reference technology. HPE provides a single, simplified management platform that allows enterprises to provision, clone, patch, refresh, and back up databases in a few minutes.

Organizations strive to accelerate transformation with solutions such as HPE storage as a service (STaaS) to unleash the value of data. True STaaS completely transforms storage management by introducing cloud operational agility and simplicity to data infrastructure from edge to cloud. By providing a flexible, as-a-service consumption model, companies could very well avoid over- and under-provisioning issues as well as lengthy procurement processes. Enterprises will be able to grow on-demand with buffer capacity to accommodate unforeseen workloads or use needs. The majority of on-premises and public cloud STaaS options are insufficient for mission-critical workloads. HPE provides one-of-a-kind STaaS solutions that ensure 100% data availability for mission-critical apps and 99.99% uptime for all other workloads.

HPE and the Value of Data

HPE offers a range of solutions to help organizations uncover the value of their data, including:

HPE GreenLake for Data: A fully-managed, pay-per-use service that provides a comprehensive data management platform, including backup, recovery, and archive, with flexible on-premises and cloud-based deployment options. HPE GreenLake for Data involves several solutions, including:

  • HPE GreenLake Backup: A cloud-based data protection solution that provides enterprise-level backup and recovery for on-premises and cloud-based workloads.
  • HPE GreenLake for Data Protection: A fully-managed, pay-per-use service that provides comprehensive data backup and recovery capabilities for on-premises and cloud-based workloads.
  • HPE Zerto: A disaster recovery and data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery times for critical applications and data in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments.
  • HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric: A data management platform that provides a centralized, secure, and scalable solution for managing big data and AI workloads.

HPE GreenLake for Compute: A fully-managed, pay-per-use service that provides a flexible and scalable infrastructure for running various types of workloads, including virtual machines, containers, and bare-metal instances, in on-premises or colocated data center environments. HPE GreenLake for Compute involves several solutions, including:

  • HPE ProLiant Servers: Extensive server portfolio for small, midmarket and Enteprise customers  designed a wide range of workloads across edge, data center and cloud computing environments.
  • HPE SimpliVity: A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution that combines compute, storage, and networking in a single appliance.
  • HPE Synergy: A composable infrastructure platform that enables organizations to dynamically compose and recompose their infrastructure resources to meet changing business needs.
  • HPE OneView: A management platform that provides a unified view of the entire IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, and networking.

HPE Services for Data: A range of professional services that help organizations assess and modernize their data management processes and technology.

HPE GreenLake Block Storage: A fully-managed, pay-per-use storage solution that enables organizations to scale their storage infrastructure without incurring upfront costs or committing to long-term contracts.

HPE Alletra: A family of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays designed to provide high performance and low latency for data-intensive workloads in enterprise environments.

HPE GreenLake Management Services: A set of IT operations and management services that help organizations design, deploy, and manage their IT infrastructure across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. The services are designed to provide end-to-end management of IT infrastructure, from provisioning and maintenance to capacity planning and optimization, with a focus on cost optimization and business agility.

These and other technologies, which offer advanced data analytics, machine learning, and data management capabilities, can assist businesses in recognizing the value of their data.