As organizations embrace newer, better technologies, the older applications have a tendency to pile up in the corner of the data center. This inefficiency is made worse as companies are acquired and transitioned onto the company standard applications. Eventually, they become costly to manage due to support fees for both software and hardware, data center charges, labor costs for application maintenance and backups, and labor costs for application support. However, the data contained within these inactive applications is still very important, so it must be stored somewhere.
Since the widespread adoption of the internet and cloud computing, data growth has exploded: today every 60 seconds, at least 160 million emails are sent around the world, and 1,820 Terabytes of data is created.
Transitioning into a paperless organization might take a bit of effort and up costs upfront, but the benefits to cost, control, and compliance are clear.
Enterprise applications such as ERP & CRM represent an excellent opportunity for improving performance and reducing costs through application data tiering.
I was recently talking to a major distributor who had just gone through a tax audit nightmare. The taxes in question vary based on the location to which the goods were shipped. What should have been a straightforward audit turned into a complex, expensive process because in many cases the customer shipping addresses had changed over time, and the distributor’s […]