Kazeon File Intelligence: The first step in effective eDiscovery & Information Governance
Another Step Towards Information Governance
By Chuck Hollis, Global Marketing CTO EMC Corporation
Sorry for falling behind the pace here, but there was a recent EMC product announcement that I found worthy of a deeper discussion.
EMC’s SourceOne group just announced their new File Intelligence product. And, as organizations struggle to get their arms around unfettered information growth, we may just have a new and important tool in the arsenal.
You be the judge …
The Back Story
It’s obvious — information in corporate environments is growing like crazy. Whether it lives in file systems, email boxes, repositories like SharePoint or Documentum — the forecast is rampant growth followed by more of the same.
If you’d like a truly sobering look at just how much information we’re creating now, and are likely to create in the future, I’d suggest this post.
At EMC, we’re involved with this topic, especially as we see more customers starting to consume petabytes like popcorn.
Sure, storage optimization technologies — like FAST and compression and cloud archives and whatnot — those things can certainly help store information more efficiently.
But no matter how efficient our storage technologies are likely to become, it’s obvious that many organizations need a solution that’s closer to the source of all this.
And that’s where I think the discussion around information governance is so interesting.
A Familiar Theme
If you’re a long time follower of this blog, you probably remember a time when I was discussing this topic frequently.
My case went something like this:
- more and more of our business models are being built on information — in some ways, it’s the new “money” of our digital age.
- whereas many organizations know how to effectively manage money, far fewer are proficient at managing information in all of its forms.
- over time, more and more organizations will be forced to consider the topic of “information governance”, a cross-functional approach to balancing costs, risks and value of the organizational information portfolio.
- information governance teams — over time — will arguably be at least as important as, say, financial governance or other forms of organizational governance.
So, Where’s The Real Problem?
Most people when they think of information governance tend to think of transactional data: customer records, structured databases and the like.