File Classification – Taming the Wild Beast of Unstructured Data
sponsored by Microsoft

It’s a jungle of electronically stored information that has proliferated far beyond the ability of manual data management.  In fact, this unstructured data has taken over 85 percent of today’s enterprise, however, that wild data holds invaluable and untapped information for today's corporation, including intellectual property, product expertise and knowledge stores.  But just like any wild animal, that same data also holds hidden dangers because of unseen regulatory violations, court case evidence, confidential employee information and trade secrets, representing a wide range of risks that must be tamed in order to protect the corporation.  In addition to the potential risks, these warehouses of information also offer the single largest opportunity for increasing revenue and reducing costs.  Tapping into the knowledge stored in these volumes can save money and introduce new revenue-generating opportunities while avoiding compliance violations and fines.

File Classification is critical to tame the wild beast of this massive amount of unstructured data.  It delivers on the business needs of eDiscovery, compliance and knowledge reuse while enabling the company to manage its physical storage to reduce escalating hardware costs and footprint requirements.  In this session you will learn how to leverage the Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) and DataGlobal Enterprise Resource Suite to deliver significantly enhanced file classification capabilities into an enterprise of any size in order to improve revenue, profitability and competitive advantage while reducing corporate risks and costs simultaneously.

You will also learn how to:

  • Take advantage of FCI in the workgroup and extend it to the enterprise
  • Tame unstructured data across the entire enterprise and multiple data centers
  • Apply metadata to each file and file type based on a defined set of rules
  • Locate files based on criteria that goes well beyond conventional metadata 
  • Identify the most valuable data for your company in order to tier storage appropriately
  • Create a strategic and executable compliance and eDiscovery plan  
  • Reclaim and consolidate storage silos within the enterprise
  • Be able to test and plan for storage capacity needs within the organization
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