The need to govern enterprise data is not new. Virtually every organization has to govern and manage huge volumes of data and aspire to place better controls on this information in order to gain greater insight, drive greater value and address regulatory pressures. There are forces at work that are driving information governance from a back office problem to a hot topic in the boardroom. Three of these are:
- The information challenge is getting worse—Not only is the volume of enterprise data growing exponentially, but so too is the demand for instant access to this data from anywhere at any time on any device. An increasingly mobile workforce, who are using multiple devices to access data, is forcing organizations to consistently deliver better access at all times. This, combined with increasingly rigorous regulatory pressures and requirements on data, is escalating the challenge and driving up both risk and cost.
- We're discovering the value of enterprise data—Traditionally information governance has been perceived as a measure to control risk and cost. While there are clear benefits to this end, recent industry discussions about big data have helped raise awareness about the benefits of gaining deeper insight across enterprise data as well, providing accurate insight for business intelligence, knowledge center access, and enhanced productivity.
- Technology is now catching up with demand—Until recently, the answer to Information Governance was a massive and unwieldy platform that required deep integration and a high level of manual work (to classify and migrate data), which resulted in unclear ROI. Today, however, solutions are emerging that are more modular, allowing organizations to solve a specific governance problem first (with proof of ROI) and then add on additional modules to achieve even greater value. This approach, combined with elevated capabilities to automate retention policies from a centralized dashboard, is quickly removing historical barriers.
Information governance solutions
Micro Focus addresses the call for a contemporary approach to Information Governance by delivering a portfolio of modular solutions that help organizations access and understand human- and computer-generated information, and have been consistently positioned as market leaders by industry analysts including Gartner. Our approach understands information in its context, without bias to repository or location and organizes and controls this data with a centralized policy engine, so that you can intelligently manage and take action upon data in accordance with the varying needs of unique user across your organization.
This portfolio includes four key market offerings:
- Information archiving—Helps organizations centralize data from key information sources (for example, email, IM, social media, voice and video, plus structured data), across the world and across the enterprise. Delivered as a cloud-based or enterprise-class software solution, the world’s largest archiving provider (based on total data archived) helps customers proactively prepare for litigation, comply with wide-ranging industry regulations, and dramatically lower storage costs.
- Policy-based governance—Helps organizations address today’s critical barriers to enterprise productivity and information governance: extreme data volumes, multiple data repositories, and disruptive forces such as a cloud and mobility. As a result, organizations gain a full understanding of information across data silos, enable more productive collaboration, comply with regulations, prepare for legal and regulatory inquiries, protect and secure information, and support data retention and disposition.
- eDiscovery—Helps corporations, law firms, and government entities prepare for, and react to, legal matters and investigations involving large amounts of electronic data—regardless of data type or where it resides. A pioneer in technology-assisted review, Micro Focus offerings span the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) framework—combining Early Case Assessment, processing, and review in a single offering and allowing customers to avoid the risk and cost of switching tools or vendors.
- File analysis—Enables organizations to manage all enterprise information and derive more value from both active and legacy data. File analysis helps to address big data challenges through intelligent legacy data clean-up, retention and storage optimization, policy-based migration, and automated records declaration to improve storage efficiency, security, compliance, and provide greater information insight—while also reducing complexity, cost, and risk.
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