When was the last time you deleted data? Even at home, where we have autonomy and authority over our own data, many of us are digital pack rats. But at work? Never! No one ever deletes anything! Let's talk about why this is. Retention vs. Deletion Just about everything we do in IT infrastructure is focused on retention. We back up our data and implement other data protection … [Read more...] about The Deletion Dilemma
If you're interested in email archiving or record retention policy automation, I just recorded a webcast for AIIM titled Automating Policy with Email Archiving Technology. I talked about email retention best practices, matching technology to your needs, and making it happen in the real world. I'll update this with a link to the recording when it's available. … [Read more...] about Webcast: Automating Policy With Email Archiving Technology
Another Storage Decisions has come and gone, and 2008's New York show did not disappoint. TechTarget always recruits an excellent set of conferencegoers, and not even the Wall Street crisis could dampen attendance. Even Spike Lee, Richard Gere, Dian Lane, Keira Knightley, John McCain, and Sarah Palin made appearances at this year's show! (No, seriously, they were really … [Read more...] about Storage Decisions New York 2008 Feedback
The hardest lesson I ever learned in consulting was how to say "I don't know." Here I was, hired on for big bucks, and I didn't know the answer. But I quickly learned that bluffing gets you nowhere fast. But we'll come back to that... In the mean time, I must say how completely impressed I am by Chuck Hollis' blog postings. Employing guys like him is one of the reasons … [Read more...] about Chuck Hollis Gets It!