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Technology makes most of our modern lives possible – until it goes wrong. Then we spend the seconds, minutes, hours, gnashing our teeth until it comes back online. From cursing your phone’s dead battery, to wondering why the GPS is bent on running you out of gas, our devices can hinder as much as they help.

Most of the time, though, technology works for our good. Remember the commercial where the woman put a bag of popcorn in the microwave and paid her bills while the kernels popped? Gone are the days (for most people) where a slow internet connection would have made that impossible.

The increase in speed, however, doesn’t always mean an increase in value.

For years we’ve been sitting in movie theaters where criminal masterminds bring down the world with poisonous gas or chemicals. In the most recent installment of the Fast and the Furious, an anarchy loving Charlize Theron plotted our downfall via hacking. Cars were hijacked via their computerized navigation systems; the old hi-jinks with traffic signals took on a manic air as the entire city suffered crashes by these driver-less zombies.

Imagine bank accounts drained or almost as bad, your personal data being leaked as has happened with Target.com, Yahoo! email, and most recently, Equifax credit services. This is more the reality of the everyday danger that’s all around us. While judges and lawyers work to figure out how to protect consumers through these new challenges, the rest of us can hope that companies learn how to manage large amounts of data. One option is Microsoft mds or management data services.

Keeping data in one place, and organized, is the responsibility of every company working with sensitive information. The larger the company, the more difficult this could be.

That’s why finding good master data management companies has become more important than ever. They can help with database configuration and also create an architecture or system through which all the data relates to each other. This is essential when dealing with copious amounts of information.

Gone are the days when a computer took up an entire room, as we saw in the film Hidden Figures. Now we can send photos or video around the world in a matter of seconds. Or a car into space, as Elon Musk demonstrated last week. No matter what new worlds there are to discover, we’ll still need to keep a handle on the basics.