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Archive for February, 2004

The rise of the CPO

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

 Client Services Director & Partner

Just when you thought you’ve heard every CxO title imaginable along comes another one – the Chief Preservation Officer (CPO).

Actually the position isn’t new – CPOs currently direct the preservation efforts of a small number libraries, film studios, government agencies, and academic institutions around the world. But that’s about to change. (more…)

Forward compatibility – the real, long-term data retention and recovery issue

Monday, February 2nd, 2004

Tired of reading the same data retention, and data backup/recovery articles rehashed seven ways from Sunday?

Good. So am I.

If I see one more tape- versus disk-based backup article I’m going to scream.

Instead, I’m going to discuss an issue that seldom, if ever, makes its way to the front page of today’s industry publications. Don’t let the lack of media and analyst attention fool you – it’s the single most important long-term data retention and recovery issue you’ll ever face. I’ll cover it briefly here, and expand the discussion in a coming research report.

The issue is the forward compatibility of data AND data structures. Few viable solutions exist today. But there’s still time to do something about it. (more…)

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