Gartner Research

Information Life Cycle Management

Published: 09 July 2012

ID: G00234460

Analyst(s): Marcus Collins


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. This template describes the reference architecture components needed for life cycle 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 Rule Engine
  • Information Management
    • Information Inventory Repository
    • Inventory Services
    • Information Classification/Valuation
    • Change Management
  • Retention Management
    • ILM Rule 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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