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Protecting the Enterprise Series: Next generation of IMG will deliver business insight and agility

Protecting the Enterprise Series: Next generation of IMG will deliver business insight and agility


At a recent IDG/HPE roadshow, CIO’s from several global organizations gathered to discuss the changing landscape as it relates to the collection and use of data within their organizations and abroad.  The conversations ranged from compliance, security, and data sovereignty to new privacy issues.

 The general consensus was that their organizations were swimming in data.  Tswimmers-79592_640.jpgraditional Information Management and Governance solutions were struggling to handle the volume of data in a manner that allowed the institutions to effectively use data to improve and streamline business operations in a compliant manner.  In fact, for many in attendance, data was seen as a security issue and a liability. 

 The customers participating in the event are not alone in their analysis of data in the corporate environment.  Customers, especially those within the highly regulated industries, are becoming overrun.  External factors, including new and evolving regulations, the influence of mobility, new repositories and access points, as well as the underlying demand to create value from the data are causing organizations to re-evaluate their technology and overall strategy.

 In order to compete and gain more transparency across the entire enterprise, customers must overcome the shortcomings of traditional Information Management and Information Governance technology.  These challenges include: 

  • Lack of integration between disparate applications
  • Limited scalability of traditional solutions
  • Elimination of manual processes
  • Massive data footprint
  • Multiple user interfaces
  • Connecting data silos from across the enterprise
  • Significant up-front investment
  • Limited analytics functionality to extract value from data

 This laundry list of challenges is no doubt daunting.  In fact, these challenges are shared among companies of all sizes and within different types of markets.  As with all challenges come opportunities.  The opportunities to introduce new technology and new strategy allow organizations to become proactive in their use of data.

 If we use traditional information archiving (a key component within Information Management and Governance) as an example, we begin to see that archiving has traditionally been defensive in nature.  This simply means that data is collected, managed and stored as a means to protect the organization from sanctions and fines associated with non-compliance and legal implications.   

 As we look to the future of data and its role within the enterprise, we are going to witness a transformation of how data is managed and applied to the enterprise.  Archiving and other information management and governance solutions are going to be tapped for the wealth of information that is contained within.  This transformation is going to be powered by the introduction of new analytic-based applications.  The value of these applications and services is going to expand to new stakeholders beyond IT to include sales, marketing, customer experience, compliance and HR.  It is within these new audiences that analytic applications will be applied to data to gain new insights and more effectively manage the decision process.

 The next generation of Information Management and Governance is going be made up of new technology and frameworks that are going to unify an organization’s data, eliminate manual processes and deliver new insight.   This transformation is going to allow organizations to be more competitive, reduce IT spend and convert what was formally considered as passive technology into active solutions that add value to the overall decision process and business.

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Joe Garber is Vice President of Marketing for HPE’s Information Management and Governance business unit – a division of HPE Software. In this role, he leads thought leadership, product messaging and go-to-market efforts for the organization’s Adaptive Backup & Recovery, Information Archiving, Secure Content Management and eDiscovery businesses.


Great article! I found it very interesting that vision to expand information management, so that in future it reaches other sectors beyond IT.

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