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Vol. 6 No. 8 October 2007

Snapshot: More shops add data classification tools

As companies look to archiving technologies to help meet legal discovery requests and compliance deadlines, data classification is getting more attention from users. In this month's survey, 74% of storage managers indicate they have either deployed or have definite plans to deploy one or more data classification tools within the next 24 months. But the majority find that data classification isn't so simple; 71% of respondents cite the development of classification policies as their greatest challenge. In addition, several users commented on the lack of automation and standardization available, while others indicate they haven't been able to justify the cost of adding data classification. --Trina MacDonald

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Features in this issue

  • Storage still lacks energy metrics

  • Top 10 tips of the summer of 2006

    by  SearchSMB.com Staff

    Storage, security and open source were the front runners in our tally of the Top 10 SMB tips for the summer of 2006.

  • How useful are storage benchmarks?

    Most storage vendors like to tout how well their gear performed on benchmark tests, but the results may not always be as they first appear. The benchmarking process can be easily manipulated because of the large number of variables that influence performance results. To level the playing field, test results need to be categorized by product type, configuration standards need to be defined for each category and vendors must strictly adhere to the configurations.

Columns in this issue

  • Storage Bin: Leaving you in good hands

    It's time for a changing of the guard for the Storage Bin column. Steve Duplessie, whose witty and perceptive insights have graced Storage magazine from day one, is stepping aside to make room for ESG's Tony Asaro to take up residency on our end page.

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