Rethinking Archiving: Exploring the path to improved IT efficiency and maximizing value of archiving solution investments

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Monday, April 2, 2012
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The word Archiving often immediately brings to our mind an image of a passive, low-priority process of moving historical information to cold storage media. Traditionally, most organizations have used digital archiving software products mainly to ease the pain of staying compliant by automating the archiving process. While regulation and compliance is still a major driver for archiving, the state of today's archiving software technology, combined with improvements in ancillary technologies and alternate service delivery mechanisms (SaaS), has brought a plethora of useful applications to digital archiving. These new archiving use cases make investing in these technologies more rewarding than ever. In this presentation, analysts Marshall Amaldas and Brad Nisbet will share some of IDC's research pertaining to these emerging archive use cases, software delivery methods and user trends. Mr. Amaldas and Mr. Nisbet will also provide a high level overview of a decision framework by highlighting pros and cons of different approaches to archiving. --The word Archiving often immediately brings to our mind an image of a passive, low-priority process of moving historical information to cold storage media. Traditionally, most organizations have used digital archiving software products mainly to ease the pain of staying compliant by automating the archiving process. While regulation and compliance is still a major driver for archiving, the state of today's archiving software technology, combined with improvements in ancillary technologies and alternate service delivery mechanisms (SaaS), has brought a plethora of useful applications to digital archiving. These new archiving use cases make investing in these technologies more rewarding than ever. In this presentation, analysts Marshall Amaldas and Brad Nisbet will share some of IDC's research pertaining to these emerging archive use cases, software delivery methods and user trends. Mr. Amaldas and Mr. Nisbet will also provide a high level overview of a decision framework by highlighting pros and cons of different approaches to archiving. --The word Archiving often immediately brings to our mind an image of a passive low priority process of moving historical information to cold storage media. Earlier, most organizations used digital archiving software products mainly to ease the pain of staying compliant by automating the archiving process. While regulation and compliance is still a major driver for archiving, the state of today's archiving software technology combined with improvements in other ancillary technologies and alternate service delivery mechanisms (SaaS) has brought a plethora of useful applications to digital archiving. These new use cases of archiving makes investing in these technologies more rewarding than ever. In this presentation Mr. Marshall Amaldas will share some of IDC's research pertaining to archiving software and services and highlight some of the important technology and user trends in the context of digital archiving. Mr. Marshall will also provide a high level overview of a decision framework by highlighting pros and cons of different approaches to archiving.