What do you think about when you hear the word “data”?
You might imagine a spreadsheet with endless number sequences representing SKUs and sales figures, but data is also the information we all interact with on a daily basis. When we go to a doctor’s office and fill out the paperwork, those answers are data. When we complete a job application – data. And that data tells a story.
At Walmart, we are working to take our use of data to the next level. That means improving our knowledge of data, as well as how we manage and create value from it.
We know it is crucial to keep our data secure in order to maintain customers’ trust, help us serve customers and make smart business decisions. That’s why over the past several months, Walmart’s Global Tech Data team has created enterprise data policies, standards and processes in alignment with Global Governance’s Digital Citizenship team.
Adherence to these standards will help keep our data more secure, which is part of how we do right by our customers, our associates and our business.
We’re not just playing defense. “Our goal is not only to reduce risk, but also to enhance business value,” said Tanuj Pandey, Data Security Leader for Walmart. “Understanding how to interpret data can be useful to any associate both in their personal life and their professional life.”