Companies today are so busy building data warehouses to process business data that they are forgetting about an equally important job: developing policies and procedures for getting rid of no longer needed information.
“Getting information just in time’ is critical to organizations that need to move in Web time but so is disposing of it efficiently and intelligently so both people and the technology infrastructure can operate in a cleaner, more unfettered way,” says Steve Weissman, chief executive officer of Kinetic Information, an information technology research firm. “No one is talking about the other end of the process: what to do with that data when it is no longer useful.”
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