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Information Governance

Information today must be managed for compliance with a range of guidelines for business, legal, and government regulations.

Information Management

Protect your information regardless of where it resides, including on premises, in the cloud, or on mobile devices.

Continuous innovation and integration key to evolving ECM

Nucleus Research Report - ECM Value Matrix 2H2014.JPGAll organizations need to continuously innovate in order to evolve and stay relevant. This can be especially true in the enterprise content management (ECM) market. As the amount and types of content grow, technology must grow and change with it. Recognizing this rapidly evolving ECM market, Nucleus Research, Inc. recently published its ECM Technology Value Matrix for the Second Half of 2014. HP was positioned as a clear market leader based on usability, functionality, and innovation.

 

Read more to see why HP was positioned as a market leader in Nucleus Research, Inc.'s latest report. 

What’s best: Cloud or on-premises archiving?

Cloud Archiving versus On-Premises Archiving.jpgI often get asked what’s best, a cloud-based or on-premises archiving solution? Both types of archiving provide unique benefits to support corporate and regulatory compliance, legal preparedness, performance optimization, and policy management. 

 

Continue reading to grab a copy of Gartner's Market Trends report and see the benefits offered by each solution.

Not your father’s Information Governance

Information Governance.jpgTraditionally Information Governance (IG) initiatives have been centered on compliance and records management to help organizations minimize risk. In this new information landscape, however, there is much more than just risk hidden in that seemingly insurmountable mountain of data. There is considerable value in all of this information. Balancing risk AND value in an IG strategy can be quite challenging...

 

Continue reading to download a complimentary copy of the IGI's latest white paper. 

If you’re going to be an eDiscovery “player,” don’t be a “mature” one

Radicati eDiscovery Market Quadrant.jpgIt’s a rare instance when you are proud not to be considered “mature” by a very credible person. The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, recently published their 2014 Market Quadrant for eDiscovery which “provides a comparative view of key players in the eDiscovery market.” You would expect HP, who is celebrating 20 years in the eDiscovery business – just about as old as the eDiscovery business itself – to be considered a “mature player,” but we were not. Should we be upset? Not in this case, because we were identified as a “Top Player.”

 

Read on to see why HP eDiscovery was ranked as a Top Player in the market. 

The secret to Information Governance success: Focus

HP Discover Big Data.JPGI was fortunate enough to attend last week’s HP Discover event in Barcelona. This event, held once a year outside North America for thousands of HP’s top customers, is a place to discuss the most pressing issues facing IT professionals at all levels in the organization. HP held dozens of executive customer meetings onsite, and also had a number of well-attended speaking sessions, with Information Governance (IG) as a central theme.

 

Read on to see which key themes emerged from HP Discover Barcelona. 

Information Governance: Announcing HP’s Intelligent Retention & Content Management solution

HP Intelligent Retention and Content Management.pngAt HP Discover Barcelona today, its new integrated software and hardware solution for Intelligent Retention and Content Management. Combining the strength of HP ControlPoint, HP Records Manager and HP StoreAll storage, we’re able to help organizations across the globe intelligently manage data throughout its lifecycle to drive increased value and business performance while reducing risk and cost.

 

Read more for a closer look at HP Intelligent Retention and Content Management.

Data Protection: Don’t forget your backup app

Read the fine print.jpgWhen IT admins get asked to protect a new application or change the protection strategy for a newly critical application, they need to be able to leverage any and all capabilities they have to ensure they can provide maximum business assurance for their organization. With a gamut of options available, there are plenty of vendors who like to promise that you can obsolete a core technology, such as backup.

 

Read more to learn why you should be wary of those promises...

It’s time to think beyond Symantec and switch to HP Information Archiving

Make the switch to HP.JPGMany of the organizations we talk to today continue to fight an uphill battle against the drastic growth of increasingly diverse data types beyond email and files, end user demand for anytime/anywhere access, and escalating corporate and regulatory policies.

 

Read more to learn why you should make the switch to HP Information Archiving.

Data Protection: Things I get asked at conferences – Agent vs. agentless backup?

Agent Backup.pngHP Data Protector, our backup and recovery solution, offers the ability use both agent and agentless backup for your virtual machines. For VMware, our hypervisor-based integration uses VAAI and VADP APIs to coordinate VM consistency during the snapshot and backup process. For Hyper-V, we rely on integrations with Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to address virtual machine consistency during the snapshot and backup process.

 

Continue reading to learn the difference between agent and agentless backup.

An opportunity to maximize your data assets: Join the Big Data team at HP Discover Barcelona

HP Discover Barcelona.jpgWe like to say it a lot, but it’s true: Big Data is changing everything. Every minute, every second, data is exploding. Almost everything we touch produces vast amounts of information, from emails, social media, smart phones, cars, and even refrigerators. In a way, data has become one of the most important resources in the 21st century.

 

Read more to see what the HP Big Data team has planned for HP Discover Barcelona.

Information Governance: HP leads the way in Enterprise Information Archiving

2014 Gartner MQ for Enterprise Information Archiving.jpgI recall two years ago, having just taken over responsibility for the portfolio that included information archiving, when I received the Gartner MQ and saw that HP (then HP Autonomy) had been dropped from the leader’s quadrant. It was an outcome that no one at HP wanted to see, but everyone committed to change. A year later, with tremendous work and commitment by the entire organization, we returned to the leader’s quadrant, but we were not satisfied. One additional year has now established our leadership position once again, and yet we still see tremendous opportunity to grow.

 

Read more to see where HP stands in the latest Gartner MQ for Enterprise Information Archiving.

Are your apps reaching their full potential?

TCO14.jpgThere is something in common between app developers and parents. Both want to see their ‘babies’ be all that they can be. And with increasing data volume, diversity and richness comes increasing opportunities for your apps to shine.

 

Read more to get a preview of what the HP IDOL OnDemand team has in store at TopCoder Open 2014.

Digging deeper: A look at Big Data investigative analytics

Sherlock Holmes.pngPost by guest blogger Vance Briggs, Professional Services Delivery Manager – Information Analytics EMEA, HP Big Data

 

“I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author of the Sherlock Holmes stories

 

The bones of this quote are fundamental to human driven analysis. It is very easy to twist the facts to meet your hypothesis. A good analyst also looks for evidence that will disprove his hypotheses, and this type of interactive analytics is fundamental to investigative analytics...

 

Read more to learn about big data investigative analytics.

Information Governance: Get 360° compliance and control with HP at ARMA 2014 (Part 3: The wrap up!)

ARMA2014-HPBooth.jpgWell ARMA 2014 has come and gone for another year, and for my first time at ARMA I found it very interesting and busy. Information Governance was a theme broadly promoted by vendors at their booths and across most sessions.

 

Read more for highlights and insights on legacy data clean-up, records management, and big data.

Information Governance: Ready for kick off at the ACC Annual Meeting

HPatACCAnnualMeeting2014.jpgThe Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting is kicking off in New Orleans today. This year’s Annual Meeting will be the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel where attendees can enhance their corporate legal education by learning from leaders in the profession, fulfilling CLE/CPD requirements and meeting with thousands of their peers and legal service providers.

 

Read more to see what our information governance team has planned for the event.

Data Protection: Newly Released - HP Data Protector Quick Tip Tutorials

HPDPQuickTips.pngNew to blogging, so I’m expecting some interesting (if any!) feedback. Feels a little like shouting out at the abyss. Though I’m used to that - my kids don’t listen to me. Why would anyone else?

 

Although I do like banter. Heckling is allowed. After all, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Hmm… someone should tell my pee-wee league coach that.

 

Read more to learn about our new HP Data Protector Quick Tip Tutorials.

Information Governance: Get 360° compliance and control with HP at ARMA 2014 (Part 2)

20140911_HP_Arma_Join_HP_525x525.jpgIn my last blog I touched on the theme we have adopted for ARMA 2014. In this blog I’ll be telling you about the activities the HP Information Governance team will be involved in and encouraging you to participate where possible.

 

Read more to get the details on what our team has planned for ARMA 2014.

Information Governance: Get 360° compliance and control with HP at ARMA 2014 (Part 1)

sandiego.jpgI’m sure many of you are familiar with ARMA International and their annual conference. Having worked behind the scenes in the past, this year I am very excited about traveling to San Diego and experiencing this wonderful event first hand. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to meet with many of our customers, partners and potential customers to learn more about their information governance challenges and how we can help address them.

 

Read more to see what the information governance team has planned for ARMA 2014.

Data Protection: How to manage your Connected Backup accounts from an iOS device

AppScreenshot1.jpgWhile Connected Backup isn‘t a product I’m primarily focused on, I am deeply passionate about it having started with Connected Corporation back in 2004, way before HP acquired the technology. One of the things I love about the product is its extreme flexibility and configurability.

 

Read more to learn how to manage your Connected Backup accounts from an iOS device.

Data Protection: Join us for HP Data Protection seminars in Los Angeles, New York, & Dallas

dp9focusdays.jpgIn my last blog post, I highlighted two core capabilities of HP backup solution that positioned HP a Market Leader in Ovum Decision Matrix. Join us next week for one of our data protection seminars and learn more from our subject matter experts about HP Adaptive Backup and Recovery solution, built for today’s dynamic, diverse, and always-on data centers.

Information Governance: HP Structured Data Manager 7.2 & Big Data at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

HPatOracleOpenWorld.jpgFall is officially here and so is Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Every year I look forward to HP’s participation in this event due to the increasing interest in structured data archiving and application retirement. This year is even more exciting as Structured Data Manager 7.2 offers greater flexibility to organizations that want to better govern structured information.

 

Read more to see how SDM 7.2 delivers on the Big Data Promise & get details about our OOW 2014 speaking sessions.

Information Governance: Transforming records management for information governance

TransformingRMtoIG.jpgSince this in my first blog, I thought I should probably tell you a little bit about myself before going much further. Currently I am the global product marketing manager for HP Records Manager and HP ControlPoint based out of Sydney, Australia and have enjoyed almost 15 years in the information management space. Over this time I have seen huge changes to this industry and the technology available for both creating and managing documents and records...

 

Read more to see find out why it's time to transform records management for information governance.

Data Protection: Things I Get Asked at Conferences - Staged vs Non-Staged Recovery?

NonStagedvStagedRecovery.pngI attend a lot of conferences, and now that I work for HP, I’m pulling booth babe duty now. While working in the booth, I get asked various questions on a multitude of topics. Recently I came up with a good analogy to explain the difference between Staged and Non-Staged Recovery capabilities that are included in HP Data Protector software...

 

Read more to learn about the difference between Staged and Non-Staged Recovery.

Analytics for Human Information: ASIS 2014 - Safe City Video Analysis Joining the Mainstream

ASIS2014SafeCity_Chart.PNGI am on a mission.

 

What do you get when you take all the things HP does best and put them together?  The world's best and most comprehensive safe city solution! A “safe city” is an increasingly popular civic model that redefines how municipal agencies can efficiently and effectively enhance public safety and raise the quality of life for its citizens with innovative technology.

 

Read more to learn about HP's Safe City solutions.

Information Governance: What Would You Do?

WhatWouldYouDo_Questions.jpgI don’t know if you have ever watched the show “What Would You Do?” on ABC. I love it – my husband does not. Basically it brings up the main question: when faced with a dilemma, what would you do?

 

This is the story of what happened when HP was faced with the dilemma of addressing data lifecycle management and had some tough questions to answer.

 

Read more to see how HP IT addressed their issues with HP Structured Data Manager.

Data Protection: HP Data Protector’s Integration with Data Domain

Client-side-deduplication.pngImagine a data protection solution with the ability to prioritize which backup target features to use based on the path of the backup set....

 

Keep reading to learn more about why HP Data Protector 's integration with Data Domain is a win-win for customers.

Data Protection: The Latest Ovum Report: HP Data Protector Takes a Market Leader Spot

Ovum_Report_HP.pngThe recently published 2014/15 report by Ovum, “Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Backup and Recovery solution,” names HP a Market Leader. If you haven’t had a chance to read the report, you can get your copy here.

 

Scalability. Performance. Analytics. Read on to see why HP was rated a leader and get information on an upcoming webinar!

Analytics for Human Information: Safe Cities Security Trends, is your Government Agency Ready?

GlobalSafeCitiesSecurityWhitepaper150x193.jpgThere are almost 40 countries (including the United States) with over 80% of their populations expected to live in urban environments by 2015.

 

Why is this a growing concern to government agencies? Inevitably, as population increases in cities, the risk to public safety also increases.

 

Keep reading to learn why big cities are turning to big data, plus download a new Frost and Sullivan report on global safe cities security trends.

Analytics for Human Information: Webcast – “Under the Hood” of HP IDOL

UndertheHood_Webcast.pngWant to learn how to maximize your Hadoop investment with HP IDOL? Register for one of our upcoming free webinars. Our “Under the Hood” of HP IDOL webcast series continues, where we’ll take a deeper look at HP IDOL for Hadoop.

 

Keep reading to find out what you'll learn at one of our informative webinars.

Tags: Hadoop| HP IDOL

Information Governance: Enter the Era of “Pre-Discovery”

iStock_000011253446Small.jpgWhy proactively preparing for discovery using information governance strategies is here to stay and why that’s a good thing.

 

Tell a room full of lawyers that proactively governing information leads to downstream eDiscovery time and cost savings for them, and you will likely get a lot of blank stares (and probably hear crickets chirping). I mean, Information governance is an “IT thing”, isn’t it? ....

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  • With over 15 years’ experience in product marketing and sales with enterprise software companies, Becky brings considerable expertise to HP’s Information Archiving product marketing team. In her role, she is responsible for cultivating go-to-market strategy, messaging, and content. Becky enjoys working with clients, partners, and prospects to gain a better understanding of the information archiving needs, priorities, and issues affecting enterprises
  • Beth Demirjian leads HP Autonomy's digital strategy including search, social, mobile and email and has 15 years experience in enterprise software. She resides in San Diego, CA.
  • Chris Surdak is a Subject Matter Expert on Information Governance, analytics and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy. He has over 20 years of consulting and technology experience, and holds a Juris Doctor from Taft University, an MS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a CISSP Master's Certificate from Villanova and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. Chris is author of the Big Data strategy book, "Data Crush," which was recently nominated as International Book of the Year for 2014, by GetAbstract. Chris is also contributing editor and columnist for European Business Review magazine.
  • Claire Dominy is a Digital Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy and is currently based in Houston, TX.
  • Da Hye Huh serves as the Director of Product Marketing for Autonomy IDOL.
  • David Brown is a Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for several of HP’s Information Governance solutions.
  • David Humphrey, CTO of Video Surveillance for HP Autonomy oversees operations for Video, pioneering intelligent video-analytic technologies for international installations. Mr Humphrey has over twenty years experience in advanced video-analytics, with seventeeen years on security applications, as a leading provider of security and surveillance solutions to defense agencies, governments and major corporations around the globe.
  • Dominic Brown is Vice President, Meaning Based Governance at Autonomy, Inc. At Autonomy, Brown employs his 15 years of legal and IT experience, along with Autonomy’s unique technology, to help organizations address challenges with eDiscovery, compliance, and records management.
  • Fernando Lucini has been with Autonomy since 2000 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, based at Autonomy’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK, Mr Lucini is responsible for defining the overall technology vision and strategy for HP Autonomy including the long term product roadmap and evangelising to customers and to the rest of HP, overseeing and sponsoring some of the world’s largest and most complex information systems across a range of industries.
  • Gagan Bhatia serves as WW product marketing manager for Enterprise Data Protection software within HP Autonomy business unit. He has over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing enterprise software including archiving, data protection, and information management solutions. He is based in San Francisco Bay Area.
  • George Tziahanas leads product management and strategy for HP Autonomy’s Legal and Compliance Portfolio, including its Compliant Archiving, eDiscovery, Legal Hold, and Supervision/Surveillance solutions. George also works closely with HP Autonomy financial services clients, overseeing deployment and ongoing management of solutions designed to meet regulatory requirements.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Jeff Veis is Vice President of Solution Marketing for HP Autonomy responsible globally for product, partner and field marketing initiatives. Jeff has been in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years and has experience in marketing, strategy, sales, and partnerships. During his time at HP Autonomy, Jeff has founded the Liberty Alliance Project, a first-in-class standards organization with a global membership that provides a holistic approach to identity.
  • Joe Garber is Vice President of Information Governance at HP Autonomy. In this role, he leads product messaging and go-to-market efforts for the organization’s eDiscovery, information archiving, and ECM market offerings. Garber has more than 10 years of experience in information governance and eDiscovery.
  • Joe has over 13 years of experience in technology marketing and is currently focused on the analytics solution portfolio. Prior to this role, he was responsible for product marketing of the enterprise application data management solution.
  • Delivering subject matter expertise in the area of financial services compliance and product marketing for HP’s eDiscovery and Supervision/Surveillance products. John has been a legal and compliance professional in the financial services industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining HP Autonomy, John was a compliance officer, auditor, and consultant for major banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds, and asset management firms.
  • Luis Romero is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for HP’s Information Archiving solutions. Luis has over 12 years of experience in enterprise software and information archiving.
  • Michelle is the Global Product Marketing Manager for HP Records Manager and HP ControlPoint within the Information Governance portfolio. Responsible for solution messaging, positioning and GTM strategy, Michelle works closely with the product, sales, marketing and channel organisations within HP to develop these. Michelle has 13+ years experience in the Information Management space having worked closely with customers, industry and business partners over this time.
  • Po Hong, PhD, is a senior solutions architect in HP Big Data Platform Corporate Presales specialized in HP Vertica performance tuning and workload management.
  • Randy manages worldwide public relations, analyst relations, social media, and employee communications for HP Autonomy.
  • Scott speaks, blogs, writes articles and specializes in driving competitively differentiated integrations for storage and virtualization. VMware Certified Professional, recognized as a vExpert, VMWorld speaker, VMUG keynote speaker, and a contributing author of the book Virtualization Changes Everything.
  • Responsible for Cloud Server Data Protection products, including LiveVault and Data Protector. Based in Boston, MA. Twitter: @sraldous
  • Stephen Spellicy is known as a virtualization and data protection subject matter expert with 17+ years of experience in the technology industry. As the Director of Product Management for Data Protection within HP Software's Division, he manages a portfolio of software products that over 60k customers leverage worldwide. His expertise within the backup/recovery, storage, virtualization, and cloud technology areas have also gained him recognition with HP internally and externally, with many contributed articles published technology focused magazines & periodicals.
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