CNBC-TV18 and Hewlett Packard recently held a special Information Lifecycle Management Forum that brought together the finest intellects in the field of IT that teamed up in a discussion on ‘The Relevance of Information Lifecycle Management’.
The forum debated and discussed how an effective ILM implementation could significantly streamline costs and management efficiencies. The forum further deliberated how IT organisations could actually use ILM processes to more effectively implement Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Resource Planning solutions, ensuring that critical data was given top-priority storage resources and was always available.
With new regulations being created, and the number of disaster recovery implementations increasing, ILM assists IT professionals in adhering to new standards while incurring minimum management nuisances.
As information needs and availability increase, so does the challenge of managing such massive volumes of data. The ILM Forum on ‘The Relevance of Information Lifecycle Management’ covered aspects ranging from the increasing demands for better data availability and quality of services to the cost of deploying and managing storage infrastructures and complying with government regulations on data retention.
The panelists speaking at the forum included top names in the corporate IT sector, as well as renowned experts from the field of IT such as Jean Luc Chatelain, ILM-Director, Chief Evangelist, Hewlett Packard; Subroto Das, Director ILM Initiative, Asia Pacific; Puni Rajah, IDC, Vice-President, Research IDCC; and Satish Navalkar, Executive Director-IT, NSE. Moderated by CNBC-TV18’s veteran anchor, Govindraj Ethiraj, the ILM forum resulted in a dynamic, action-packed discussion.
In this era of computerised digital networks and specialised information systems, technology has made information a potent weapon. However, since not all information is relevant, companies have developed a system whereby they can effectively filter the data.
Information Lifecycle Management has now become the trend word in the storage industry. ILM is not a technology but a combination of processes and technologies that determine how data flows through an environment, thus helping end users manage data from the moment it is created to the time it is no longer needed.