With money tight and data demands increasing, Information Technology departments are looking for efficiencies and the most cost-effective use of the infrastructure already in place. Their goal is to align IT capabilities to business needs, not merely to take inventory of existing systems and highlight their limitations.
This is particularly true for organizations using ECM systems where there is increasing user demand for leveraging unstructured data in new ways in their decision making. Some of these organizations have 5 or 6 different ECM systems in use so there is a business-critical need to consolidate them and move them to the most cost-effective platform – mainframe and distributed.
This is what the industry calls IT rationalization, and it’s not just a technology concern!
The idea is to take content stored on very expensive media and move it to distributed platforms by compressing it. This provides the flexibility to push content out to disparate users and provide one single point of access. Tune in as we describe the people and the steps that are involved in an ECM technology rationalization project:
- Identify the stakeholders and their unique priorities
- Establish the business goals of the evaluation
- Acknowledge constraints related to regulation, security, and privacy
Think that ECM rationalization is only for IT geeks; think again!
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