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Protecting your Intellectual Property

March 17, 2014

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In today’s global economy the value of an enterprise’s Intellectual Property (IP) assets is very important. In many companies however, IP is not only stored in well protected or encrypted repositories, but also resides on personal computers, laptops, home computers, removable storage, in cloud locations such as BOX.net or in personal email boxes. This vast […]

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, […]

Do you really understand the impact of Exponential Growth?

February 12, 2013

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The information explosion we have seen in recent times will continue at the same rate indefinitely. You are undoubtedly aware of Moore’s Law, named after Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and co-inventor of the computer chip; according to Moore, computer processor and storage capacities will double every 18 months. This law has proved true since […]

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 […]