Why.Decommissioning.Legacy.Applications.Makes.Sense.jpgAs business applications reach the end of their life cycle, they will typically be superseded by other applications with more advanced functionality, better integration or more modern user interfaces. A classic example is when a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is introduced, replacing many older systems. However, these older systems often contain sensitive business data that has not been migrated to newer applications.

Consequently, businesses keep these obsolete systems alive -  simply to preserve this data. Unfortunately for the business, this is done at a cost.

Why Decommission?

  • CIOs are recognizing the importance of archiving by including an archive strategy in their overall information management vision and strategy.
  • A proper archive solution enables large volumes of business information to be stored and managed in a single repository to ensure long-term preservation and retention management.
  • Leading archiving solutions today archive legacy data so that the system can then be switched off, eliminating all its associated costs. The archived data is then accessible for all business needs and will meet retention and other compliance requirements.

Why.Decommissioning.Applications.jpgThe benefits of archiving are beyond dispute. Significant cost reductions can be achieved by adopting a holistic enterprise archive platform. With trends in information storage moving more to cloud computing, big data and information protection, organizations require complete solutions for enterprise archiving that are built to allow the user to find the information they need, regardless of the application that created it.

Enterprise Archiving is the process, policies, people and technologies that ensure that data and information that is no longer in active use, is moved and stored in a methodical way to a managed repository that provides accessibility, security, and retention management to meet business and regulatory compliance requirements. 

By allowing organizations to address all of the above by enabling legacy applications to be shut down and decommissioned, or by practicing active archiving - eArchiving via an enterprise archive solution eliminates the burgeoning and costly drain that is data bloat

In enterprise archiving, the final-form of information is transferred from operational business applications to a central enterprise archive. Once this information has been archived, it is available to everyone who needs it. The enterprise archive can support a wide spectrum of business applications, as well as the various information types that they generate.

Decommissioning Legacy Applications

Leading archiving solutions today archive legacy data so that the system can then be switched off, eliminating all associated costs. The archived data is then accessible for all business needs and will meet retention and other compliance requirements. The benefits of archiving are beyond dispute. 

With trends in information storage moving more to cloud computing, big data and information protection, organizations require complete solutions for enterprise archiving - solutions built to allow the user to find the information they need, regardless of the application that created it. Plus, managing the exponential growth of data results in greater, more efficient data access and investment in IT innovation.

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