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Retention Management Fundamentals: Governance Through Simplicity

Published: 13 September 2016

ID: G00313101

Analyst(s): Garth Landers , Julian Tirsu


Retention plans are about more than arriving at the "right number" or "right period" for retention. Enforcement, change management and accountability all play significant roles that storage managers must consider; otherwise, projects will languish or fail to achieve tangible benefits.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • IT Leaders Must Seek Input and Guidance From the Right Stakeholders
  • Develop Retention Plans With an Emphasis on Simplicity
  • Construct a Legal Hold Process as Part of Retention Policy Planning
  • Examine Current Workflows and Document Access Patterns
  • Develop a Plan for Postpolicy Implementation

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