The Information Dilemma
Many organizations are experiencing an exploding growth in business information, as well as an increase in regulatory requirements. Legacy and enterprise applications are bursting with all types of structured and unstructured data and content. And with the transforming enterprise, it is becoming essential that organizations provide access and analytic capabilities to this valuable information.
This accumulation and the desire for accessibility stretches capacity to the breaking point, with higher costs for servers, storage, application maintenance, database software, and operations.
Keeping all information in its source or legacy application is neither cost-effective nor scalable. Adherence to regulatory mandates and internal information retention policies such as privacy, security, and legal preservation requirements demands a unified compliant system that provides secure accessibility. And back-up is only a temporary measure; difficult to access, not a compliant solution, and costly to reproduce. The maintenance of these systems is also a huge drain on budgets that could instead be focused on application infrastructure modernization.