Access "Apps to classify and find data"
This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 9 November 2006 issue of Salary survey reveals storage skills are in demand
Data classification tools provide the foundation for litigation discovery, cost reduction, record management, retention, archiving, deduplication and usage control. The problem of controlling and managing the ever-growing volume of data living on a company's file shares is unrelenting. Companies need to find ways to reduce the overall cost of storing data, but must often keep it for longer periods of time to adhere to new regulations and requirements. Adding to the problem are more stringent privacy laws and court-ordered mandates to quickly find and produce specific files adrift in a vast sea of unstructured data. Data classification product sampler Click here for a Data classification product sampler (PDF). New data classification tools, which work below the file-system attribute level, crack open files and extract their content to allow complex searches, reporting, lifecycle management and legal retention based on policies. All of the products described on the following pages provide data classification and reporting, although their functionality differs ... Access >>>
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Data classification may seem like an arcane art, but a growing set of information classification and management products make sorting through your company's data easier than ever. These tools provide the foundation for litigation discovery, cost reduction, record management and retention, archiving, deduplication and usage control.
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