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Author Topic: Companies Facing Information Overload ...  (Read 2228 times)

Carol Haynes

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Companies Facing Information Overload ...
« on: October 17, 2007, 09:25:45 AM »
Interesting article I just read on VNUNET ... anyone any ideas.

It's getting bad enough on home systems!

See http://www.vnunet.co...s-facing-information

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Re: Companies Facing Information Overload ...
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 12:34:27 PM »
Everything should be *archived* (not temporarily stored), ultimately, as human readable XML or similarly simple & open binary standards like PNG on open source databases. The data can be optimized via different formats in proprietary applications for daily use but should not be archived as such.

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Re: Companies Facing Information Overload ...
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 03:22:08 PM »
Never fear, guys in suits, out-of-town consultants are standing by to take your money and solve your archival problems.  Every perceived problem ends up creating a new industry...

("Petabytes" of data?  Feh.  Call me when you hit one yottabyte...)

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Re: Companies Facing Information Overload ...
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 08:49:53 PM »
Depends on the business. Some businesses — like the health care sector — are required to keep redundant records on every little thing here in the US because of endless lawsuits, valid or not. Many others, however, just spray way too much email around, wasting a lot of time.

I spend a significant part of each week archiving data from my HD onto other media. It's like cleaning the kitchen or bathroom: I just do it while I'm watching a sports game in the background.