Information Lifecycle Governance

Why IBM Information lifecycle governance?

Today, companies and their information governance leaders are rapidly working to define programs and improve processes that enable defensible disposal of unnecessary data. This effort can curb storage growth, dramatically lower IT and legal costs, and lower the organization’s risk profile systemically.

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Value-based archiving helps IT and the business coordinate to: archive email files, application data, and social content based on its business value; govern structured and unstructured archives with unified policy management and automation; retain, hold and dispose of archived content efficiently; de-duplicate and compress data to reduce storage space and cost.


Rigorous and efficient ediscovery helps legal departments issue and automate legal holds with precision across data sources; collect, cull and assess evidence and control costs; and manage custodians, collections and data source obligations in concert with IT.

Records and retention management

Helps records and information management (RIM) manage global taxonomy and retention schedules for all information; coordinate retention program across business units, records liaisons and legal more efficiently; manage records in disparate systems, in place, in a centralized manner; syndicate and enforce retention schedules on structured and unstructured records and information.

Defensible Disposal

Helps IT, legal, records and information management (RIM), privacy and the business to work in a shared transparency model to understand the obligations and value for information and automatically syndicate policies to systems with custody of the information.