A Sun Storage Technical Brief: Data Protection - The 8 Steps to Cutting IT Operating Costs Without Sacrificing Data Protection
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Overview: Data classification, in tandem with an information lifecycle management strategy, is a critical step in the struggle to drive down IT operating costs. Key to information lifecycle management is the identification of the value of data and the assignment of the appropriate level of storage based on that value. Prioritizing data according to its critical value allows an IT organization to optimize data storage and realize potentially sizable cost savings. This paper published by Sun Microsystems highlights eight steps organization must tackle when classifying data on the way to implementing a more cost-effective Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution.