Who doesn’t enjoy a good quote? Often reading quotes from inspirational or knowledgeable folk can give you that extra oomph or motivation that you need.

Therefore, we thought we would have a browse into some of the most interesting quotes around data (as you do) and share them for your deliberation.

Of course, it's always good to know who the person quoting these things actually are, so we did a little digging on that too, just for fun (maybe we do need to get out more)

"Who has the data has the power" Tim O’Reilly

We particularly enjoyed this quote from Mr O'Reilly, as yes, he is perhaps referring to data in the sense of information here, but this is ultimately what our entire business ethos is concerned around.

Whoever is holding your data ultimately has the power, power over you, over your organisations's operation and reputation, data itself is one the THE most powerful assets of your business and at no point should the security of your data be compromised, even when it is rendered as 'useless', as it enters the redundant phase of its life-cycle, in actual fact, this could even be said to be the most important part to get right, as you will be handing over personal and company sensitive information to a third party, can you be sure they are handling and destroying all your data in the most secure way?

But who is Tim O'Reilly?

Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc, Tim wanted to go into business to basically create interesting work for interesting people, in which he actively sets to encourage companies to create value. O’Reilly Media provides online learning, book publishing services and hosts conferences, it is said that Tim has been the catalyst for many conversations that has reshaped the computer industry.

Find out more about Tim: https://www.oreilly.com/tim/bio.html

A similar line of thought here with Tim O'Reilly's second entry above, with this quote from Tim Berners- Lee, and it's safe to say being the creator of the World Wide Web he knows a thing or two about this stuff (Find out more about this guy here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/berners_lee_tim.shtml)

Charles Babbage
A mathematician that is said to be a pioneer of computing, read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/babbage_charles.shtml

We can definitely vouch for this, it's all about the data here! #TapeMediaExperts

Colin Powell
To name just a few elements of his career, Colin was named as the National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and Sectary of State for President George Bush in 2000. Find out more here: https://www.history.com/topics/colin-powell

You can be sure that your data has all your precious secrets, be sure to protect it.

Ronald Coase
In 1991 Ronald won a Nobel Prize for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy (wow). Read more about Ronald Coase here: https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Coase.html

Quite a scary thought from Robert Mueller here, but the reason  why we always encourage our customers to consider an offline, tape back-up system within their infrastructure.

Robert Mueller
An American attorney and former Director of the FBI (Read more on Robert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mueller)

Barton knows, tape may not be seem as 'sexy' or sleek as the modern online alternatives but it does allow you to take the reigns with your data.

Barton Gellman
A journalist and author known for his reports on the September 11 attacks and on the global surveillance disclosure, read more on Barton: https://www.bartongellman.com/bio.php

So there we have it, and ok you might not be as obsessed with data as we are, but we hope you enjoyed this collection of quotes on data.

Being tape media experts, tape data is obviously our 'thing', with tape data erasure being our specialty, if you would have any questions on managing your tape data get in touch with our team (+ 44 (0) 1495 372 000, experts@insurgomedia.com) or visit the rest of the site to find out more about our services.