Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise Information Archiving: What, Why and Who?: Compliance Trends

What is Enterprise Information Archiving? Why is it important? Who needs to do it? And what should you keep in mind when considering enterprise information archiving solutions? This article from Jim Gill of Hanzo answers those questions!

The article What is Enterprise Information Archiving and Why is it Important? (available here) describes enterprise information archiving, as follows:

“Enterprise information archiving (EIA) leverages technology to create centralized storage and organization of corporate data (examples include: file shares and website content, as well as communications such as email, collaboration app data, SMS, and social media).”


Jim also notes that “EIA includes the archiving of structured and unstructured data. In the past, archives were generally made up of structured data neatly stored in databases.” That was great, but minimally useful, as unstructured data comprises 80 to 90 percent of all data in organizations today.

And it’s growing. Jim states: “With the growth of unstructured data created on a variety of machines ranging from on-site terminals, work-from-anywhere laptops, and mobile devices, the need for specialized enterprise data archiving solutions is vital, so that organizations can maintain compliance with state and federal data regulations, as well as effectively manage data retention policies, while supporting their legal and human resources departments with internal investigations or eDiscovery.”

So, who needs enterprise information archiving? And what are the checklist items to keep in mind when considering EIA solutions? You can find out here – it’s only one more click! 😉

BTW, it’s great to see my long-time friend and colleague, Jim Gill, join the Hanzo team! As we all learn, eDiscovery is like the Hotel California – you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave! 😀 Welcome, Jim!


So, what do you think?  Were you familiar with the term enterprise information archiving? If not, you are now! And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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