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Even a relatively small database can become a nightmare without any attention paid to tidiness. Things start running slower. People can’t find things. Rage!

“Big data” or no, many businesses are still learning how to have any sort of data at their disposal. Heck, many will never get organized. Learn the skill of organization and ruthless pruning, or continue to run a time-suck of an organization with unhappy employees. Your choice.

After I released Live Editor File Manager into private beta, my relationship with the product changed quite a bit. I can attest that putting your product live and letting users in is one of the most powerful and vulnerable things you can do.

Of course, much of what I am able to describe will have more impact when you experience it for yourself. I hope that sharing some lessons from my own experience will inspire you to make the leap and put your idea out there. Don’t spend all your time setting up your GI Joes. Ship it.