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?
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
of your legacy tapes.
By Understanding What Is Locked In
Legacy Tape Archives, You Can Make
Informed Decisions On What To Keep
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?