Gartner Research

There Are Many Options for Managing Data After Application Decommissioning

Published: 13 July 2015

ID: G00277758

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden, Andy Kyte, Jim Duggan


Whether retaining data for regulatory compliance, or to support business analytics, or even just deleting it, IT organizations are faced with a complex and expensive problem. CIOs need to ensure that the correct policies and procedures are in place to deliver cost-effective technology services.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Retained Historic Data Must Be Compliant
  • Decommissioning Projects Must Locate and Manage All Data Stores
  • Don't Just Store Data — Interpret and Contextualize It
  • There Is No "One-Size-Fits-All" Solution for Historic Data Storage
  • Testing Regulated Data Retrieval
  • Summary

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