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Database Archiving by Jack E. Olson

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Chapter 2. The Business Case for Database Archiving

Enterprises are trying to reduce IT costs, not increase them. They are trying to reduce the number of data-related administrators, not increase them. Why does a company want to hire a data archivist, invest in database archiving software, build a complex array of data stores for holding archived data, and have to manage this construct for decades to come? The cost over doing nothing appears to be quite large. At first glance there appears to be no valid business reason for embarking on this journey. IT management has many other problems they would rather be spending their time and money on.

When you look at the various business issues, it becomes perfectly clear that having a mature database ...

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