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Save Millions in Storage Costs With These Effective Data Management Best Practices

Published: 25 February 2015

ID: G00269664

Analyst(s): Alan Dayley


Redundant, outdated and trivial (ROT) data is both a waste of IT budget and a potential security risk. Storage architects, similar to those at BAE Systems, need to understand that data reduction requires a combination of data analysis and corporatewide partnerships.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Uncover the Enterprise Data Footprint, and Prepare to Identify Its Value
  • Get Executive Buy-In, and Establish a Data Reduction Taskforce
  • Set Executive-Level Policies and Goals for the Data Reduction Initiative
  • Develop Data Reduction Projects That Put the Onus on Both IT and the Business
  • Measure the Results of the Data Reduction Projects, and Use the Results to Inform Future Projects and Data Management Policies

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