Data Management

What is it? Why do I need it? And how does it work?

As the demands for data capacity and higher service levels grow, protecting corporate data becomes more challenging. Continuous Data Protection, as discussed in this white paper by Evaluator Group and IBM, can cost-effectively improve security with As the demands for data capacity and higher service levels grow, protecting corporate data becomes more challenging.

Authored by Frank Dravis, Baseline Consulting, this paper discusses:


Enterprise Management Associates, Jan 2007, Pages: 64

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a rapidly evolving field that enables a business to create, acquire, store, index, deliver, and delete this wide variety of content. It is a critical part of IT, providing the ability for business to access structured information, meet legal and compliance requirements, and serve customers. This study provides some of the most extensive research to date, based on customer surveys and interviews, covering content use patterns, business drivers, expectations, preferred vendors, distribution requirements, and more.

The usual cure for exploding file volumes is to add more general purpose file servers. That strategy eventually leads to server sprawl, which brings with it more management complexity, stranded disk capacity, wildly differing storage utilization rates and slower file access.

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Frost and Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, Dec 2008

This research analyzes the global enterprise content management (ECM) market. Frost & Sullivan defines ECM as an enterprise-wide solution in the digital media value chain where content is created, ingested and stored, managed, retrieved, rerendered, repurposed, shared and distributed in a controlled, highly collaborative, secure and user-friendly software solution. This study analyzes the state of the industry today, factors that will drive or restrain market growth in the future, market demand and revenue forecasts, and growth projections for individual vendors and the industry at large.

Enterprise storage managers sometimes encounter misconceptions about the storage grid, which is a flexible new approach to enterprise storage.


WinterGreen Research, Inc., Jan 2008, Pages: 728

This research announces that it has a new study on enterprise content management markets. Systems are poised for significant growth as people move to purchase for new marketing and Web based applications based on XML and Web technologies.

Enterprise content management (ECM) systems are basic infrastructure for unstructured information. Unstructured information is becoming more structured as it is tagged with XML tags and managed in components enabling reuse and repurposing of content.

Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy.

If you thought an increasingly paperless business world and tougher data retention policies were causing a data explosion, you were right - partly right. Today, another trend is causing storage to multiply at shocking rates:

At the core of every data initiative is the requirement for clean, trusted information. Data quality serves as the foundation for business intelligence (BI), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM) projects.

The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems - failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business.

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