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Published: 30 Oct 2012

The pieces that will enable an enterprise-wide information lifecycle management solution are starting to appear, but until meta data standards become available, ILM is still a work in progress. There's been a lot of buzz about information lifecycle management (ILM) and its promise of efficient data and storage management. And while some companies have taken steps toward implementing ILM, few--if any--are doing fully automated enterprise ILM the way it was conceived. Today, ILM implementations are narrowly focused and usually address a specific application like e-mail-related compliance. "You can't do complete ILM today," says Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group, Hopkinton, MA. "At best, you might find a vertical stovepipe solution." ILM was initially defined as a layered stack of technologies. Some layers, such as the ability to set up storage tiers, have been addressed, while other layers, such as information classification and management (ICM), are only just beginning to be addressed. ICM describes an emerging set of automated tools... Access >>>

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