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Best Practices for Data Retention and Policy Creation Will Lower Costs and Reduce Risks

Published: 21 April 2014

ID: G00262827

Analyst(s): Debra Logan, Alan Dayley , Garth Landers


As information governance gains continued acceptance, IT leaders are working across the organization to build usable data retention policies. This research provides a framework that will help IT leaders devise a policy for prudent data retention in the enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build the Right Data Management Team
  • Identify Forces That Drive Retention
  • Determine How Retained Data Will Be Stored and Utilized
  • Develop Policy and Data Management Strategy
  • Be Selective When Choosing Data to Retain or Not Retain
  • Access to Aging Data

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