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22 May, 2018

Final blog in series: Four economic fallacies of long term data management and how to avoid the surprising cost of “doing nothing”

Daniel Hickmore

Many Research & Development (R&D) executives express the same frustration. They may have a cure for cancer, or a revolutionary pharmaceutical discovery waiting to happen, but they just cannot quite grasp it. They think they already have the data somewhere, but have difficulty in…

17 May, 2018

Blog series (part 4): The final economic fallacy of long term data being temporarily dynamic and path dependent

Daniel Hickmore

The final economic fallacy is that long term data management is temporarily dynamic and path dependent. I would argue that data is certainly temporarily dependent, but not path dependent. Data is constantly degrading in every temporal dimension; the past, today and..

11 May, 2018

Arkivum brand update: why you will see a shiny new us going forward

Becks Hicks

There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes at the Arkivum headquarters over the past 6 months. Product-wise, our team has been busy implementing a single platform for all the existing and future functionality to reside on and cater to all of our markets. More information to follow soon.

09 May, 2018

Blog series (part 3): The economic principle of data creating a free rider potential

Daniel Hickmore

In previous blogs we talked about data appreciating in value over time and that data is not a durable asset but very fragile. Data is not a durable asset like a house, but more like a very fragile oil painting that needs to be very carefully looked after and maintained with lots of…

03 May, 2018

Blog series (part 2): The economic principle of digital data being a depreciable, durable asset

Daniel Hickmore

In my previous post, I outlined the four key classic economic principles and how incorrect assumptions associated with them for long term data management could actually be costing your organisation money. 
The four economic principles we are discussing..

01 May, 2018

Blog series (part 1): The four economic factors that make the “cost of doing nothing” more expensive than “doing something”

Daniel Hickmore

Over this series of blogs, I will discuss the four big economic drivers and the associate fallacies that can be de-bunked which could help you, or your organisation rethink an approach to data for long term data preservation and integrity.