Leveraging Data Profiling For Achievable Projects

More than ever before, organizations want to know what kinds of information are stored within the IT infrastructure. Why? Because this information bogs down critical production systems like email and collaborative document management, costs money to store, and presents massive risk if not managed correctly. Few organizations truly understand the makeup of their digital landfills. But, that is soon to change. According to a recent eDiscoveryJournal survey, more than 50% of organizations plan shared drive migration and clean-up projects – more than any other named information governance projects.

These projects aim to defensibly delete unnecessary, outdated, or duplicative information while keeping valuable knowledge or content that is on Legal Hold. This is not just a nice corporate “house keeping” idea; it is now a necessity due to the high growth rate forecast by business analysts. McKinsey Global Institute, for example, projects data to grow at 40% per year; thus making it virtually impossible to effectively and economically store and manage organizational information without some form of culling.

In order to do this, organizations need to efficiently profile data. This insight into information can help get past analysis paralysis to clear digital landfills. In this webinar, eDJ Analyst Greg Buckles and Jim McGann will examine practical approaches to data profiling and how to set organizational goals. We will example the approaches to information governance, such as managing data in-place, dealing with Legal Holds, selecting targets for profiling, and information classification. We will examine case studies focused on PST audits and profiling for disposition. Finally, this webinar will offer pragmatic advice on how to use data profiling to achieve immediate results today while building out a larger information governance strategy and plan.

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