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Archive for March, 2004

Along the road toward ILM

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

I’m not going to bore you with another introduction to Information Lifecycle Management. Odds are you’ve already read one of the dozens of articles that have appeared in major storage industry publications.

While the term Information Lifecycle Management is relatively new, many of the underlying concepts have been with us for quite some time. Most notable is the idea of managing information from inception to deletion, an idea central to the ILM philosophy, which has existed as part of the document/content/digital asset management1 mantra for well over ten years. (more…)

The Structured-Unstructured Information Continuum

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

If you believe databases contain “structured” information, and files contain “unstructured” information, you’re not alone.

The idea that information is either structured or unstructured can be attributed to countless presentations, research reports, and magazine articles prepared by people who simply do not understand the characteristics and nuance of information in its many forms. (more…)

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