The data could 'prove (to be) useful' [=people may eventually find that the data is helpful] in identifying future problems.
the 'useful life' of a satellite [=the amount of time during which a satellite is in good enough condition to be used]
Her pocketknife 'came in useful' [=(more commonly) 'came in handy'] when we needed to cut the tangled fishing line.
(..) Or even disabled. You should add that after the poem: "By the way, how much do you weigh?" Write it. Thanks a lot for your useful advice, Driss. Let's get back to it. Where was I? I think a sphinx was eating daisies, running in the fields, doing weird stuff. Let's see... (..)2011 Intouchables