Published: 17 April 2012
Analyst(s): Debra Logan
By systematically eliminating redundant information, Cisco has retired multiple legacy systems, eliminated "shadow IT," reclaimed 1 petabyte of storage space in its data centers and saved $12 million in IT costs. Its approach demonstrates a number of best practices.
Best Practice: Include All Structured and Unstructured Data
Best Practice: Determine Who Needs to Be Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed
Best Practice: Gauge and Prioritize the Appropriate Involvement of Business Users
Best Practice: Emphasize the Value of Data to the Business, Not Just the Risk
Best Practice: Create a Maintenance Plan and Measure Compliance
Best Practice Summary
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