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Enterprise Metadata Management (EMM)

Enterprise metadata management is the process of managing metadata, enabling businesses to understand their data assets. Metadata consists of large quantities of information such as a document's author, the date it was last opened, and the file size. Depending on the size of a dataset or a business, metadata can make up millions—or even billions—of pieces of data. Managing this data is complex, so companies often opt to use EMM software to regulate, monitor, sort and analyze this data.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Enterprise Metadata Management (EMM)

Metadata enables data context by describing its author, origin, date of the last update, and more. If an SMB is actively engaging in EMM, it will be able to monitor when data is changed. An SMB can also use this information to capture trends to help analyze its products and services.

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