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Just as a business tends to overload by adding new projects atop increasingly less useful old ones, IT finds itself managing less valuable existing assets even as it seeks to budget the new projects it is begged for.

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Comments (2)
Love the analogy to the Reality TV Hoarder show! That is so spot on. How many times have I heard a client say "Well we might just need that data some day, or we're afraid to delete that because we don't know who's still using it". This is where a good corporate record retention policy comes in handy. Not only is it expensive to maintain all that old data but it may be a legal liability as well. I'm inspired to clean out those file directories on my laptop, and email, and get rid of all those twisty ties and rubberbands that seem to multiply in the kitchen drawer because they might come in handy one day. Cheers!
Posted by Lisa M | Wednesday, October 26 2011 at 10:47AM ET
Interesting blog. At Informatica, we are focusing on ways to help IT lower the cost and complexity of sustaining their applications. One way to do that is to archive inactive data from production apps or archive legacy data for app rationalization efforts. By doing this, they can allocate more budget towards enhancing apps and innovation.
Posted by Michelle D | Wednesday, October 26 2011 at 10:54AM ET
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