Stealthbits uses a number of different criteria to identify the owners of unstructured data resources and AD groups. Automated workflows confirm that the identified owner is the correct choice and associate the owner to the resource or group.
By collecting data from the content itself we can suggest probable owners for the entire resource based on the metadata of all the individual files and folders.
Once we identify all of the people who have access to a given resource or are members of a specific group, we can determine who the managers of those users are. When it looks like several individuals may have the same level of responsibility, common managers serve as great tie breakers.
One of the best ways to determine ownership is to monitor who is actually using a specific resource. Those users are excellent candidates for probable owners.