by Angela Guess
IBM recently announced that the company has, "entered into a definitive agreement to acquire StoredIQ Inc., a privately held company based in Austin, Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. StoredIQ will advance IBM’s efforts to help clients derive value from big data and respond more efficiently to litigation and regulations, dispose of information that has outlived its purpose and lower data storage costs. With this agreement, IBM adds to its prior investments in Information Lifecycle Governance. The addition of StoredIQ capabilities enables clients to find and use unstructured information of value, respond more efficiently to litigation and regulatory events and lower information costs as data ages."
The article continues, "IBM's Information Lifecycle Governance suite improves information economics by helping companies lower the total cost of managing data while increasing the value derived from it by: (1) Eliminating unnecessary cost and risk with defensible disposal of unneeded data. (2) Enabling businesses to realize the full value of information as it ages. (3) Aligning cost to the value of information. (4) Reducing information risk by automating privacy, e-discovery, and regulatory policies."
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