Autonomy ControlPoint 4.0 tackles data sprawl by shining light on dark data

LAS VEGAS, June 11, 2013 — / — HP Autonomy today announced a new solution designed to address the cost, compliance and control challenges confronted by organizations struggling to manage increasing volumes of legacy information.

Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup, powered by Autonomy ControlPoint 4.0, helps organizations gain access to, understand, classify and defensibly dispose of outdated and unnecessary legacy information.

Many organizations are dealing with information sprawl from multiple legacy systems, as well as information acquired as part of corporate mergers and acquisition activity. Legacy data in old SharePoint sites, email file stores and other repositories can quickly become hidden from the organization at large. This “dark data” eats up storage budgets and inhibits efforts to modernize infrastructure and migrate information to the cloud. Dark data also contains unknown business value and risk to an organization.

The Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup solution addresses these issues by allowing organizations to:

* Explore and analyze content from multiple data sources, such as email repositories, file shares and SharePoint sites, to identify, filter, classify and separate valuable from outdated information.

* Dispose of data that has “aged out” of organizations’ retention policies-and establish an audit trail.

* Apply policy and take action on identified content by moving the data to an information archiving or records management system, for more efficient legal holds and improved access to information.

* Together, these capabilities solve an important big data challenge for organizations of all sizes, resulting in reduced data storage costs, lower risks to the business, and greater control and leveragability of an organization’s distributed data assets.

“Virtually every organization has a legacy data problem, though the symptoms may not be visible at first glance because the data is often out of sight and out of mind,” said Melissa Webster, program vice president, content and digital media technologies for IDC. “By methodically accessing and analyzing this information, steps can be taken to better control this information and ultimately lower storage and eDiscovery costs, as well as minimize the risk of security breaches and accidental spoliation. Legacy Data Cleanup can deliver ROI and serve as an integral part of an organization’s long-term information governance strategy.”

A gateway to information governance
The HP Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup solution can be deployed in a standalone, modular fashion, or leveraged as part of HP Autonomy’s comprehensive portfolio for information governance, which consists of solutions for archiving, eDiscovery, enterprise content management, data protection, legal hold and records management.

The solution can serve the needs of organizations at different stages of information governance adoption. This ranges from organizations that simply seek a snapshot of their legacy data, to organizations that desire to leverage the offering as part of a larger information governance program that applies the same policy and rigor to “live” active data as well as legacy dark data.

“Big data promises significant upsides, however, if not managed properly, it can also pose huge costs and risks to an organization,” said Neil Araujo, general manager, Enterprise Content Management, HP Autonomy. “The Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup offering solves a significant issue for businesses that have to manage increasing volumes of data, and provides them with an on ramp to establishing a more comprehensive, holistic information governance strategy.”

The Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup solution and ControlPoint 4.0 are available in all regions now.

About HP Autonomy
HP Autonomy is a global leader in software that processes human information, or unstructured data, including social media, email, video, audio, text and web pages, etc. Autonomy’s powerful management and analytic tools for structured information together with its ability to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, is a unique tool for companies seeking to get the most out of their data. Autonomy’s product portfolio helps power companies through enterprise search analytics, business process management and OEM operations. Autonomy also offers information governance solutions in areas such as eDiscovery, content management and compliance, as well as marketing solutions that help companies grow revenue, such as web content management, online marketing optimization and rich media management. Please visit to find out more.

About HP
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