Blue Hill in the News: Archiving Is Evolving: Here Are the Functionalities Every Enterprise Should Have

IT World Canada LogoAs 2016 gets rolling, a New Year’s resolution for enterprises should be to re-evaluate their approach to archiving data by taking advantage of cloud architectures and more intelligent systems, according to one industry observer.

Historically, archiving information has been about indiscriminately storing data in “dumb” storage, said James Haight, analyst with Blue Hill Research, in a recent webinar. “The analog equivalent might be having a filing cabinet where you are just indiscriminately stuffing a whole bunch of files,” he said. “You know when the day comes that you need it, you can hire enough interns and give them enough coffee to go and find exactly what you need. But there’s got to be a better way to do it.”

… David Houlihan, principal analyst at Blue Hill Research, said organizations are looking at new ways of archiving data because existing processes are inefficient and cumbersome. In addition, there is no secure, centralized and efficient environment for the mobile workforce. Many organizations have been relying on ad hoc, multi-custodian management approaches and have a lack of visibility into data to support compliance and governance activities.

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About David Houlihan, Esq.

David Houlihan researches enterprise risk management, compliance and policy management, and legal technology. He is an experienced advisor in legal and technology fields with a unique understanding of complex information environments and business legal needs.

About James Haight

James Haight is a principal analyst at Blue Hill Research focusing on analytics and emerging enterprise technologies. His primary research includes exploring the business case development and solution assessment for data warehousing, data integration, advanced analytics and business intelligence applications. He also hosts Blue Hill's Emerging Tech Roundup Podcast, which features interviews with industry leaders and CEOs on the forefront of a variety of emerging technologies. Prior to Blue Hill Research, James worked in Radford Consulting's Executive and Board of Director Compensation practice, specializing in the high tech and life sciences industries. Currently he serves on the strategic advisory board of the Bentley Microfinance Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to community development through funding and consulting entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston area.
Posted on January 6, 2016 by David Houlihan, Esq.;  James Haight