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How to Move From Data Negligence to Effective Storage Management

Published: 21 August 2015

ID: G00277042

Analyst(s): Alan Dayley , Garth Landers


Most organizations' storage is a mismatch of disparate systems spread across topologies, leading to, at best, unwieldy datasets and, at worst, large unknown data footprints. Effective infrastructure and operations leaders help achieve data usage goals by providing effective storage management.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start With the End in Mind: Understand the Organizational Philosophy, Policies and Plans for Data
  • Create and Present a Full Map of the Corporate Data to the Appropriate Parties
  • Map the Location of the Corporate Data: It's Moving to the Cloud
  • Create a Full Security and Risk Assessment of the Data Footprint
  • Follow Through on Moving From Data Negligence to Data Knowledge

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