Enterprise Information Archiving

What Does Enterprise Information Archiving Mean?

Enterprise information archiving refers to the use of new methods for storing business data, both structured and unstructured, as opposed to previous methods that only focused on storing structured data.

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Techopedia Explains Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving addresses the issue of how to store relatively structured and unstructured data. Traditionally, corporate databases contained only structured data, neatly stored in defined tables for consistency. Now, with enterprise information archiving, companies are now looking at ways to store their unstructured data, for example, PowerPoint and SharePoint files, which may contain a lot of corporate data in a combination of text and visual components. Because these data sources are less structured, they require other methods of archiving, storage and retrieval, which have been driving the need for enterprise information archiving tools and resources that can accommodate the archiving of diverse materials.

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