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Information Lifecycle Management

Published: 20 May 2010

ID: G00203916

Analyst(s): Noreen Kendle


While the demands to retain larger amounts of data are growing, the volume of data is also growing--exponentially. Most organizations are dealing with information and/or data overload and the resulting challenges of usability, performance, quality, and costs. Organizations need a way to control the data overload and more effectively address compliance. In this Reference Architecture template, Burton Group Analyst Noreen Kendle describes the reference architecture components needed for lifecycle management and control of data growth within organizations. This will help IT departments bring relief from the weight of data overload while helping organizations appropriately address compliance.

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  • Compliance Management
    • Compliance Policies
    • Policy Repository
    • Retention Policies
    • Policy Management
    • Policy Rules Engine
  • Information Management
    • Information Inventory Repository
    • Inventory Services
    • Information Classification/Valuation
    • Change Management
  • Retention Management
    • ILM Rules Engine
    • Retention Services
    • ILM Data Protection
    • Data Movement Management
    • ILM Storage Management
  • ILM Services
    • Compliance Audit Service
    • ILM Audit Service
    • ILM Reporting Service
  • ILM Governance

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