Gartner Research

Is Cloud Fit for Government Archiving?

Published: 14 November 2014

ID: G00270824

Analyst(s): Neville Cannon


In the rush to cloud, don't forget that whole-of-life record retention and future compatibility must be maintained. Here are some best practice considerations for government CIOs and record managers considering such a move.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop a Business Case for the Preservation of Records in the Cloud That Takes Into Account the Whole-of-Life Costs, Including, Search, Retrieval and Potential Exit
  • Consider Additional Records Management Requirements to Be Integral With Your Cloud Strategy So That All Challenges Are Planned For
  • Fully Appreciate the Consequence of the Loss of Data or Records, and Plan Accordingly to Maintain Critical Records
  • Develop the Policies and Organizational Skills to Support Cloud-Based Archiving

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