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data silo

A data silo is a data store that is managed by one department of a company. Other departments or the company administration do not have access to the data silo. This can lead to several departments having their own data silo and working with it.

The creation of data silos is related to the fact that different departments have different objectives, priorities and responsibilities. There are also departments that compete with each other instead of working with others. As a result, business collaboration, effectiveness and productivity suffer.

If multiple departments are working with the same data, which may differ only in nuances, then it is difficult to find the most up-to-date files, especially since they can be accidentally overwritten during updates. To eliminate these possibilities of error, cloud storage is recommended, where data is constantly available in up-to-date form via regular backups.

Englisch: data silo
Updated at: 24.10.2017
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