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Risk Analysis and Legacy Data: How to make your Big Data Defensible

March 27, 2014

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Every company and government organisation has defined goals, targets and strategies for their success or growth, with established timelines for each proposed deliverable. But along the way, all types of terrible events can take place which may jeopardize these strategies and prevent the achievement of these goals and targets. We cannot prevent or foresee all […]

Increasing Retention Periods require Open Archiving Standards

March 6, 2014

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Due to the constantly increasing legal retention periods for electronic data, more and more government organizations and enterprises have to deal with old electronic archives from which the original manufacturer can be anything from being acquired to the absence of technical support for an older version of the archive. Once the technical lifecycle of this […]

How to Avoid Vendor-lockup in Email Archiving and Enterprise Information Archiving

January 7, 2014

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By Mary Mack Recently, a new email-archiving challenge has arrived: as regulatory retention periods only get longer, many of these time frames are now longer than the average technical life of most commercial email archiving and enterprise information archiving solutions. As a result, one should incorporate at least one and in many case more conversions […]

Principles of Creating a Top-Down Filing plan

July 2, 2013

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Records management and archiving practices have now acquired a new level of visibility and importance within both public and private sectors, and, as a result, most organizations are acknowledging the relevance of comprehensive, high-quality records management solutions. The expectations for a conceptual framework of records management, however, now involve more than just the traditional perception […]

Big Data Risk Management

June 25, 2013

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Big Data is the New, New Thing (Lewis, 1999)! In Moneyball (Lewis, 2004), Michael Lewis described how Big Data analytics can be used to create an optimal baseball team with limited resources. The futuristic The Singularity is Near (2005) from Ray Kurzweil argues how Moore’s Law will eventually lead to computers so powerful, that man […]

Legacy Information Clean-up and Defensible Disposition: What to do if you do not have a filing plan?

June 18, 2013

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There is more than one reason to create a filing plan for your organization. Every business or program must address well-defined objectives which will add value, either directly to the bottom line or toward the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. Records management programs must manage organizational information so that it is timely, accurate, […]

Here is a New Year’s Resolution: Start Cleaning up your Legacy Data

December 17, 2012

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Data center consolidation, server virtualization and other IT projects can help you to better manage big data and optimize hardware and software resources, but they do not help you to reduce the amount of data. Data compression and de-duplication efforts may reduce data volumes, but they still do not address the fact that most organizations […]