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The Business Case for Data Archiving

Is a picture really worth a thousand words?  Having just goggled ‘what is an Infographic?’ and immediately received a very long list of hits. One of the first ones  – and my personal favorite – is the Infographic that explains what an Infographic is. Pretty cool.

And this brings me to the topic of Data Archiving. A stretch? Maybe not if you look at data as a picture as does the Infographic. In ERP systems there are great volumes of data that need to be tamed so that it can be sorted, arranged, and presented. But there is more; the data is more complicated and how to manage it can get dicey depending on the stakeholders involved. For corporate databases, growth must be kept in check or it becomes unmanageable. For those using the data, it must be available instantly whenever and wherever it is needed.

So it begs the question: Why not archive it?  After all, it saves money on a variety of levels! Isn’t that what the boss wants? 

Ahh. You have to build a Business Case for Data Archiving? Enough said. Let’s go back to the picture concept…..Click here or on the picture and let me know if this helps.


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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Carol,

      Well, that picture certainly explains it.  I hope people will find that it helps the businesses understand why we should all do it.  It seems some businesses will say 'Why not just buy more disks; we're too busy to do that!'