Establish Capabilities to Ensure Future Resilience

The success of an organization’s response to a crisis hinges to a large degree on its ability to manage the accompanying deluge of data. Whether you’re responding to a natural disaster, an economic collapse, or a disease outbreak, the capability to leverage data as an asset is critical. For example, in a crisis such as the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and higher education institutions must contend with data on topics ranging from stimulus fund disbursement to contact tracing to helping students safely return to campus.


Having the appropriate tools in place to productively manage an influx of data from a wide variety of sources can help organizations coordinate a timely, integrated, and wide-reaching response for the crisis at hand, smooth the path to recovery, and prepare for future incidents. Organizations must establish a way to collect and store data, as well as ensure that everyone from data scientists to policy makers are conducting analyses and making decisions based on high-quality data.

In the 'Data Management for Crisis Response and Recovery' Solution Brief we outline how Informatica can help:

  • Validate and enrich address, email, and phone data
  • Automatically catalog the entire data landscape
  • Intelligently profile data to find the best-quality data at scale
  • Leverage more than 65 pre-built data quality accelerators, in the cloud or on-premises
  • Rapidly ingest petabytes of data from files, databases, or streaming sources
  • Ensure compliance with CCPA/GDPR
  • Detect and protect sensitive PII data

The capabilities outlined in the document can serve as a starting point for organizations to design and execute an initial crisis response, recovery, and preparedness data management strategy. To help ensure future resiliency, organizations should pursue a comprehensive digital transformation that incorporates intelligent, automated data management. Find additional guidance here.