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HP enhances information management solutions

Veronica C. Silva | April 7, 2011
It offers companies a holistic approach to managing information.

SINGAPORE, 7 APRIL 2011 - As enterprises navigate towards more information overload than ever, HP is offering companies a holistic approach to manage the tonnes of information in their network.

HP is making available to the market its updated Information Management portfolio, which includes solutions for records management, archiving, protection, storage, consulting services and more. The company said its solutions are ideal for companies which would like to serve their stakeholders better and at the appropriate time based on the information available on their network.

The enhancements could not have come at a better time when companies have realised that too much information in the network has made the organisation more complex.

A recent study by Coleman Parkes Research revealed that 77 per cent of organisations in the Asia Pacific region admit that information explosion within the organisation is causing problems, such as where to store the information and the related costs involved. Firms have also noted that although information is widely available enterprise-wide, it is difficult to pinpoint a single owner of the information.

The study also revealed that companies do not have efficient, comprehensive, integrated and information-policy driven approaches to information management. Eighty-two per cent of companies in the region do not have a "universal and strictly implemented formal information protection policy". Meanwhile, only 20 per cent of companies included in the study are planning to implement a policy.

Integrated approach

"For information to be a strategic asset, enterprises must have an integrated, complete view of their information," said Anthony McMahon, vice president, software, Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific and Japan.

With advice from HP's consulting services, HP can help companies establish policies and best practices to better manage their information based on consultations with the companies' policy makers, such as legal, IT, business units and security officials.

With the policies in place, HP solutions can help companies through the whole information lifecycle management - from data capture to retrieval and archiving, and even deleting information.

"New enhancements to our HP portfolio help reduce risk and increase efficiency while moving clients towards a holistic information management strategy" said McMahon.


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