Manufacturers are required to store vast amounts of data to prove adherence to regulatory standards and quality control guidelines. To streamline information management, records and data are often centralised in order to maintain best regulatory practice and ensure easy access to data in the event of an audit.
To accommodate common access from multiple sites, manufacturers use internal information management systems, or bespoke versions of “off the shelf” software. These systems are accessed repeatedly, by a large number of employees, from a number of locations – the amount of data stored continues to rise and manufacturers must ensure that records are housed securely.
Given the massive amounts of data already stored and the fact that regulatory guidelines will only become more stringent, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to securely store this data in a cost efficient way.