Information Classification: The Cornerstone to Information Management

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Monday, April 16, 2007
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Without a clear understanding of all the information under management in your environment, it is impossible to get a handle on information growth, compliance-related risk mitigation and information management costs. The practice of information classification is the cornerstone and fundamental to any ILM strategy. Information classification requires that I.T. administrators work with Line-of-Business and knowledge workers to gain an understanding of the data to be managed.

This session will explore the different types of classification methodologies and techniques that are available today. Differentiation between file system metadata-based classification and content/context-based classification will be identified.
Manual versus automated classification procedures (including taxonomy development, along with the pros and cons of each approach to implementation will be discussed.

In addition, the difference between indexing and classification, and where each approach makes sense will be explored.