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Best Practices for Storage Administrators: Staying Relevant in an Information-Centric Data Center

Published: 13 March 2013

ID: G00248888

Analyst(s): Sheila Childs, Alan Dayley


Success in an information-centric age means that storage teams must do more than manage capacity. IT leaders and storage administrators must step up to the challenge of working with the business to provide information about data, driving administrators from their comfort zone to expanded influence.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Be Incredibly Responsive to Legal and Compliance Officers When They Request Information
  • Take an Expanded Role in Information Governance, Business Efficiency and Cost Optimization Projects
  • Develop Plans to Manage and Retrieve Information From File-Sharing Services, Cloud Applications, Social Media and Endpoint Devices
  • Evaluate New Technologies That Can Provide Detailed Information About Your Organization's Data

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