Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Archiving in the Enterprise: New Magic Quadrant From Gartner

Published on November 10, 2014, the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving(G00262936) provides information technology and business professionals with information and insight into solutions available to meet compliance and eDiscovery challenges while reducing primary storage costs.
This new magic quadrant is authored by leading Gartner experts to include:
While the complete report is available for purchase from Gartner, general information from the magic quadrant is typically shared by mentioned vendors and media professionals in announcements, commentaries and news stories.
Provided below is the listing of representative enterprise archiving vendors from the report and, where available, vendor public comments on their mention in the magic quadrant.
Enterprise Information Archiving Vendors (Alphabetically Ordered with Links)
Report Mentions from Representative Vendor Websites
We are pleased to announce that Actiance, the creator of Alcatraz, was included in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving.
Gartner has stated, “By 2019, 75% of organizations will treat archived data as an active and “nearline” data source, and not simply as a separate repository to be viewed or searched periodically, up from less than 10% today.”
Found within the Magic Quadrant, Gartner goes on to say, “GWAVA is one of the few vendors that offers native Gmail archiving support. Retain has the ability to search and take action on outside data sources and to conduct eDiscovery activities across any connected dataset.”
“Broader information governance concerns (regulatory compliance, business-focused retention and deletion of data, and managing aging data based on a clear understanding of its value) are beginning to surpass e-discovery as the primary driver for deploying EIA.”
Gartner, Inc. positions Proofpoint in the Leaders Quadrant in its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving.
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