Gartner Research

IT Cost Savings With Information Governance

Published: 17 April 2012

ID: G00232238

Analyst(s): Debra Logan

Summary

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.

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  • Key Challenges

Analysis

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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