Enterprise Information Management developer OpenText™ has announced broad availability of OpenText Archive, which enables comprehensive archiving of enterprise information in a single, scalable repository, making it easier to manage and less costly to operate. Also announced was the availability of OpenText InfoFusion, a powerful Information Access Platform that reinvents the way organizations discover, analyze and act on unstructured information across the enterprise.
The volume of enterprise information inside today’s organizations is growing at an alarming rate. The exponential growth of data – from email, business applications, documents, rich media assets, social content, and files of every type – are presenting a major challenge for enterprises that need to keep business information over the long term.
While many competitive products currently available on the market offer solutions for archiving critical content, only OpenText Archive offers the ability to archive all types of information within a single solution.
“Our customers are facing enormous challenges within their organizations as they are forced to manage a growing mountain of data while complying with ever-changing global regulations and working with shrinking budgets,” said Muhi Majzoub, OpenText senior vice president, engineering. “As part of our overall EIM strategy, OpenText Archive provides these customers with a single archiving backbone for all types of enterprise information.”
OpenText Archive is integrated today to virtually all OpenText products including Content Server, Email Management, File System Archiving, SAP Archiving, Application Governance and Archiving for SharePoint, Web Experience Management, Media Management, Tempo Box, Tempo Social, Customer Communication Management, MBPM, Case 360, RightFax, and eDOCS. In addition, OpenText Archive provides the ability to integrate any other application via Web Services and published APIs. Deployments of OpenText Archive also deliver long-term storage savings up to 50%, compared to existing customer archiving environments. These savings are delivered by a combination of rationalization of storage infrastructure, smarter storage decisions, and the decommissioning of legacy systems.
- Keeping the same document only once through single-instance archiving (SIA) can reduce required storage space significantly.
- In order to save storage space, content can be compressed before writing to the storage system. Compression can be activated for each individual archive or content type.
- OpenText Archive is an enterprise-wide repository for long-term retention across multiple storage devices that are cost appropriate for the level of access required. Common storage optimization policies for a tiered approach to storing archived content supports the best storage mechanisms, including optical media, hard disk, magnetic tape, and cloud storage.
Risks associated with unsecured, archived information can be as costly as security breaches on work-in-progress information. OpenText Archive enables business users and security professionals to determine with precision who can access what information stored within company archives.
OpenText Archive is a single solution for all enterprise information and can be implemented in 30-days. It is immediately available directly from OpenText, as well as through OpenText’s global partners.
In regards to OpenText InfoFusion, almost every large organization has information locked in aging and uncontrolled systems. These information silos reduce productivity, cause problems for IT and, due to their lack of retention control and discoverability, represent significant risk when investigations require eDiscovery. OpenText InfoFusion provides immediate, unified access to critical content sources, improving end-user productivity and satisfaction. At the same time, InfoFusion can migrate content from non-strategic Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems to reduce support costs and manage the lifecycle of content.
“While there has been a lot of attention given to the potential value locked in unstructured content, most organizations are actually just trying to come to grips with the volume and the velocity of growth of unstructured information,” said OpenText CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. “IT is struggling to protect the organization from risks associated with data loss, investigations and eDiscovery, as well as productivity impediments such as duplication, lost information and basic access. OpenText InfoFusion unifies information for improved governance and a smarter enterprise. With this modular, standards-based platform, OpenText is making good on its promise to deliver an integrated Enterprise Information Architecture.”
Organizations are using OpenText InfoFusion to accelerate their move to OpenText ECM for day-forward Information Governance and retention control. InfoFusion allows organizations to address legacy systems and to migrate legacy content into the only ECM system with tightly integrated Archiving and Records Management.
OpenText InfoFusion is an integral part of many organizations’ adoption strategies for OpenText Content Server. OpenText InfoFusion can be used to migrate and centralize content, put it under life-cycle control, increase efficiency, and to create a single source of the truth. Most organizations also realize significant cost-savings by de-commissioning old systems, reducing support and infrastructure costs, while increasing IT agility.
InfoFusion includes migration, aggregation and integration capabilities to enable organizations to:
- Reduce IT complexity and support costs while maximizing storage savings as they consolidate disparate content management and archive systems
- Minimize litigation risk as well as storage and eDiscovery costs by moving content to a retention controlled repository
- Decommission legacy systems that are being maintained solely due to the requirement to maintain access to the content they contain for regulatory or reference purposes
- Rapidly develop applications that extract value from unstructured content and aging systems while improving end-user experience and productivity. (Coming Soon)
The complexity of our enterprise information architecture is costing us – and it’s time to do something about it! Join OpenText and Forrester Research, Inc. Principal Analyst, Alan Weintraub, for an informative webinar on Wednesday, April 8, 2013, at 2:00 pm EST to learn more. This webinar will include a quick look at the powerful unified access interface included with OpenText InfoFusion.
OpenText InfoFusion is immediately available from OpenText, as well as through OpenText’s global partners.