Prevention is always better than cure

Have you ever walked into a tailor’s shop and you were confronted with the sorry sight of the tailor turning the shop upside down in search of measurements for making a client’s outfit? It can be a pitiable sight, ehn? You would see the frustration on his face, the worry, and stress of trying to find that small piece of paper on which he jotted down the measurements, the sweat. It can be really agonizing searching for information you need very badly, even worse when that information can make you lose a client.

But that is only one out of so many cases. What about schools that misplace students’ information? I remember a story once told of a certain university in Southeastern Nigeria where students were made to re-register during their third year because the school could not find the students’ records anymore. It was unbelievable, totally unbelievable in this day and age.

By now, it must be clear that the challenge of efficient data management is not just peculiar to large organizations. Small organizations and individuals often spend a lot of time and resources trying to capture and manage data of people they work with. What is worse is that some people do not even realize they need a robust identity management system until something terrible happens.

But we do not have to wait for bad things to happen before we swing into action. We can plan for them and even mitigate them before they occur. After all, prevention, they say, is better than cure.

From the tailor who misplaces measurements to school management authorities that lose students’ information, to even parents who do not take due diligence to keep appropriate files for their nannies, house-helps, drivers and next-of-kins, everyone essentially, there is need to efficiently manage all kinds of data.

That is why Seamfix has been working very hard to give everyone a breath of fresh air. With a product such as BioRegistra, organizations can capture and access data whenever and however they want. One striking thing about this platform is that it is flexible and customizable such that organizations can adapt the platform to suit their peculiar needs.

In our world of information overload and population explosion, there has never been more need for an efficient identity management system such as BioRegistra. There should be no more excuses for data loss or misplacement. No more excuses of missing files. No more excuses of errors and loopholes caused by negligence on the part of data handlers. We can do something before the situation becomes malignant. We do not have to wait for a disaster to happen before taking safety measures because prevention will always be better than cure.

 

By Chimezie Emewulu

(MD, Seamfix)

 

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