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“Seek and destroy” is a military term (or a Metallica song, depending on your preference) which has a direct correlation to how I feel about file shares. In my experience, Federal Agencies are data rich and information poor. Agencies, such as the NSA, store vast quantities of dat...

April 04, 2019

There is a strong belief, both in the public and private sector, that the worst thing you can do with a piece of data is to delete it. The government stores all sorts of data, from traffic logs to home ownership statistics. Data is obviously incredibly important to the Federal Go...

March 26, 2019

Not only is New York home to one of the strictest cyber security laws in the country, it may soon become home to one of the strictest privacy laws as well. On January 9, 2019, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman introduced Senate Bill S224 through the Committee on Consumer Protec...

February 20, 2019

I was recently asked by my friends at Relativity to submit a prediction for a New Year’s webinar and here was my prognostication: 2019 will be the year that “data minimization” finally becomes in vogue.  The combination of privacy (GDPR, CCPA, etc.) and cyber (23 NYCRR 500) regul...

February 06, 2019

File Analysis and eDiscovery possess some conceptual overlap in terms of use cases and applicable solutions. Both categories may appear similar at first but are in fact quite different. It is important to establish the boundaries of each category to ensure that solutions...

January 25, 2019

In today’s global economy, we are more connected than ever before. Technology has enabled the fast-paced collection and transfer of information.  The phrase “data driven” is heard in nearly every sphere of the world today. With the capability to collect data on just abou...

December 04, 2018

The value equation surrounding data retention has changed forever. In the past, it was easy to accumulate endless stockpiles of data under the (at least plausible) assumption that one day it would be searchable and valuable – remember the hype surrounding “big dat...

October 10, 2018

RESTON, Va., July 31, 2018 — Active Navigation Inc., the leader in file analysis software for the information governance, risk and compliance (GRC) market, today announced the appointment of Dean Gonsowski as Chief Revenue Officer. Gonsowski joins the Active Navigation exec...

July 31, 2018

Industry Leader in Managing Unstructured Data Provides Software Technology to Civilian Agencies, US Military to Meet Critical Data Governance Requirements. RESTON, Virginia (April 20, 2018)—Active Navigation, Inc. is pleased to announce a new government contract award for Federal...

April 20, 2018

Create a sound information governance strategy now. By: Peter Baumann, CEO “To be prepared is half the victory.”- Cervantes The deadline for GDPR compliance is approaching – fast. In May of this year, the new law goes into effect. If you’re like many companies that will fee...

March 06, 2018

By Peter Baumann, CEO The May 25th deadline for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance is approaching fast. Unfortunately, despite the months of advance warnings about the coming legal requirement, studies show that more than half of the companies across the US and ...

February 19, 2018

By Peter Baumann, CEO This week, we are off to NYC for the annual Legaltech jamboree. Part of the Legalweek conference, Legaltech is the world’s largest and longest running trade show for legal technology. While we are there, I am hoping to find that the legal industry is finally...

January 30, 2018

A Roadmap to Reducing Your Biggest Information Risk By Russell Stalters, CEO of Clear Path Solutions Inc. and author of gettinginformationdone.com. Last year, I partnered with Active Navigation on the paper “Not If, But When You Get Hacked.” Now, I am pleased to be working with t...

October 13, 2017

You may have noticed we’ve been talking a lot lately about how to Kill Your File Shares. Why? Most corporate file shares are filled with redundant, obsolete and trivial data that not only slows your processes to a crawl, it can pose a serious risk to your business. Many of our cu...

October 03, 2017
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Finding it hard to kill your company’s file shares once and for all? Here’s a little extra motivation. We understand: It’s not easy to kill your file shares. When you bring it up in meetings, management just shrugs and quips, “So what? Storage is cheap!” Right. (Sigh....

September 20, 2017 | By Nybble
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John Cofrancesco is the VP of Business Development, Active Navigation The Day I Learned NOT Everyone is a Records Manager! The first time I took Records Management training, I was only a few weeks out of college, and auto-categorization systems had yet to be invented. I had start...

September 13, 2017 | By Nybble
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Summary: As you get ready to (finally!) kill your company’s file share, it is a good idea to determine your organization’s current information governance (IG) maturity level. Here, we give you a detailed model to help you determine the answer. In our last blog post, we gave you t...

September 06, 2017 | By Nybble
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Summary: File shares that become dumping grounds for data are bogging down your business. However, traditional cost-based arguments for better information governance often give way to other priorities. Here are 5 fresh, compelling reasons  for killing your company’s file share, n...

August 29, 2017 | By Nybble

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