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IM to Need Active Archiving

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Active archiving approaches, long directed at email, are becoming more comprehensive and including additional content, starting first with other unstructured information. Archiving will become more integral to information management initiatives, particularly for larger organizations, and non-technology stakeholders will continue to play a large role in purchasing decisions, a new IDC multiclient study reveals.

"The initiatives driving active archiving spending are more about information management than about archiving, although archiving may be a technology that is used to achieve policy objectives," said Laura DuBois, program director for Storage Software at IDC. "Projects form around information management, records management, and electronic discovery."