Ascertus partners with ActiveNav to help firms manage dark data

Ascertus Limited today (4 June) announced a new strategic partnership with data privacy and information governance specialists ActiveNav to help solve the data management challenges that corporate enterprises and professional services firms are facing. ActiveNav helps organisations to identify where their data is and bring it into one searchable location so you can see what duplicates you have and what data held is out of its retention period and needs to be disposed of.
Ascertus, which provides document and email management solutions to law firms and corporate departments in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East, is ActiveNav’s first UK implementation partner in the legal sector.
Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus, said: “Unstructured data is a rapidly growing business risk many enterprises severely underestimate today. We are delighted that ActiveNav has chosen us as their implementation partner in the UK. Together we can truly deliver value to our customers.”
With ActiveNav in the portfolio, Ascertus says that it has enhanced its ability to help enterprises solve the ever-growing challenge of managing dark data, which refers to the data that businesses collect and store in a largely unstructured way. Russell said: “It’s about finding the data that you didn’t know was there, and shining a light on it.”
“Organisations must proactively manage their unstructured data to comply with increasingly stringent modern data privacy regulations and fulfill their responsibilities as custodians of their customers’ data,” said Peter Baumann, CEO of ActiveNav. “As we continue to innovate and develop specialised capabilities tailored to niche markets like the legal industry, we are thrilled to collaborate with Ascertus, leveraging their exceptional delivery and consulting proficiency in the UK and European legal sector to enhance our pedigree of addressing the most complex data challenges.”