What is dark data? (and why does it matter?)

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Dark data, a term coined by Gartner, is defined as ''the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes''.

April 10, 20245 mins
Data center what is dark data

Like dark matter, dark data takes up huge amounts of space in data centers and is virtually invisible. This doesn’t mean we can ignore it. We think it’s worth taking a moment to think about the nature of dark data, its impact, and what we might be able to do to improve things.

This explainer video takes you on a small journey about dark data that we like to address as ''the elephant in the room'' as it involves not just your personal footprint as an end user of digital technology but also creates bigg hidden losses for organizations that work in the cloud.

Whatever dark data means to you or your business, it is an ‘elephant in the room’ for data centers, and the more we talk about it the likelier we are to come up with incremental improvements.

What is Dark Data? (and why does it matter?)