Q&A: Prioritizing data without user hassle

Prioritizing data and installing user quotas is an arduous task. Storage administrators don't like to put limits on users; users don't like IT telling them what's important. In fact, the subject of managing data comes up fairly often in SearchStorage.com's Ask the Experts forum. Without a doubt, it's a dirty job, one that experts say storage administrators could handle more effectively and diplomatically. Here, Yankee Group analyst Jamie Gruener answers some of the most common questions regarding how to handle this data dilemma. Making users accountable for the space they use and creating a balance between corporate and personal data are good tasks to start with.

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