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Answering the information explosion “wake-up call”

By Judy Redman

The information explosion should serve as a “wake up call for business enterprises of all sizes,” says an April 8 article in  Nearly 90 percent of businesses blame poor performance on data growth, according to the Informatica survey that was cited in the article.  The survey concludes that for many businesses their applications and databases are growing by 50 percent or more annually, putting them in a position of being unable to manage this incredible expansion of information. 

The article recommends that it is best to implement a lifecycle approach to information management.  This means managing your applications and data “from development, test and early production all the way through to archive and retirement."  Having an information management strategy is a key success factor in managing the ever-expanding information that the average enterprise produces annually.

HP has an entire portfolio specially designed to help you answer the information explosion wake-up call.  HP TRIM Records Management software is designed to capture, manage, and secure business information in order to meet governance and regulatory compliance obligations. HP TRIM 7 is integrated with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and the upcoming Sharepoint Server 2010. The Sharepoint integration is especially important as the Radicati Group predicts Sharepoint use to grow at 25% rate for the next few years.  HP Integrated Archive Platform for compliance archiving and HP Clearwell E-Discovery Platform for legal analytics are two additional HP Governance and E-Discovery solutions.

Finally, no Information Management program is complete unless critical business data is backed-up and recoverable.  HP Data Protector software has more than 35,000 customers who use it to automate high-performance backup and recovery from disk or tape for 24x7 business continuity.

I’d like to hear what you think are your biggest challenges in managing the information explosion.  Do you employ a lifecycle strategy to help you harness the unwieldy expansion of data at your company?  

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