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There Are Many Options for Data Retention After Application Decommissioning

Published: 02 March 2020

ID: G00464138

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden


Decommissioning applications often involves expensive and complicated data retention. This may be done for regulatory compliance or for business analytics requirements. To deliver cost-effective data retention, application leaders must ensure that the correct policies and procedures are in place.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop a Cost-Efficient Mechanism for Data Retention by Creating Common Policies, Procedures, Technologies and Services
  • Meet Regulatory and Corporate Compliance Obligations by Locating and Managing All Data Stores
  • Don’t Just Store Data — Fulfill Regulatory and Analytical Needs by Contextualizing All Data
  • Develop a Portfolio of Approaches and Tools — There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Historical Data Storage and Access
  • Testing Regulated Data Retrieval
  • Summary

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