Test Your Data Management IQ

Topics: Data Backup and Archiving

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In this short guide, we’ll help you assess and accelerate your approach to data management.

Assess Your Approach:

Regulations And Retention

Data Management Regulations Are Stronger Than Ever. They Require Organisations To Retain Information For Certain Periods Of Time. However, To Be Safe, Many Choose A Keep-Everything Strategy. But Does Having All Of This Data Actually Put Your Organisation At Risk?

Questions to consider:

  • Who is responsible for keeping your organisation up to date with changing regulatory rules?
  • How do you document, maintain and update your data retention policy?
  • If you had six weeks to satisfy the eDiscovery component of a pending legal case, would you be ready in time?

Accelerate Your Strategy

Critical Information When You Need It Most

On average, an organisation can spend 70% of its legal budget on regulatory actions and litigation.2 If your company hasn’t yet been affected by a legal request for legacy data, you will be soon. And the changes brought about by the new GDPR may increase that risk. If you can’t access legacy data such as emails, employee data, financial transactions and other forms of information, you are increasing your exposure to regulatory fines and legal penalties.

You can help avoid these pitfalls by creating a strategy to plan for access to that legacy data. You can do this by keeping your legacy systems running (which can be expensive), or you can choose to outsource management of your legacy tapes.

By Understanding What Is Locked In Legacy Tape Archives, You Can Make Informed Decisions On What To Keep And Destroy.

Ways to get up to speed:

  • Create a retention plan with key stakeholders.
  • Review and refine your retention policies on a regular basis.
  • Inform your organisation of important changes in your data management policy via regular emails, newsletters or other forms of communication.

Assess Your Approach

Is data growth taking a toll on budgets and hampering your productivity?

Data storage is growing by more than 30% each year and putting more stress on IT budgets3. Managing this mountain of data can bring increased infrastructure costs, including: more heads needed, more money spent to power data centres and lack of focus on other key initiatives.

Ways to get up to speed:

  • How can you use archiving solutions to improve your storage, backup and disaster recovery plans?
  • What percentage of your IT budget is dedicated to managing data across its lifecycle?
  • How much of your IT budget is allocated to storage, backup, disaster recovery?

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