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Lynda Kershaw

In my last post I began exploring the typical complaints you might hear within a finance department if staff are being hampered in doing their jobs by having to follow manual, paper-based processes. There are

You can tell a lot about what is going on in an organization by listening to what people are complaining about. In this post and the next I am going to highlight the typical grumbles

Controlling the size of your SAP database by regularly archiving static and infrequently accessed data will keep your SAP system running at optimal levels. It can improve system performance, cut storage costs, reduce backup timescales

We asked users of SAP applications who attended a data management seminar and workshop we staged recently about the key drivers that are fueling their interest in this area.  Here’s what they said: Performance optimization

In my last post I talked about how archiving is actually a hot technology right now – delivering very real benefits to SAP customers – even though its powers to improve performance, reduce costs and

OK, I realise there are going to be a few raised eyebrows after seeing a title like that. Archiving as a hot technology area? For some people it still conjures up visions of dusty basements

A crucial decision for organizations that are considering archiving is how to manage and maintain the archived data and ensure it continues to be accessible in the long term. SAP recommends using a Content Server

In my last Why might you need Information Lifecycle Management? I briefly touched on Macro 4’s research into attitudes to Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) among UK SAP customers. In this post I want to dig

Why might you need Information Lifecycle Management? In Macro 4’s recent survey of UK SAP customers, 56 per cent of the sample agreed that mounting regulatory pressures surrounding the way data is stored and managed

Continuing my series of posts about SAP archiving, here I want to address three commonly asked questions:  1. How can archived data be accessed? There are a number of ways of accessing your archived data: