Information management and search vendor Recommind has launched a new product designed to help manage the increasing risk associated with legacy data by automating its tagging and categorisation.
MindServer Categorization makes information easier to identify, use, manage and delete, said the firm, as it automatically tags legacy data and new data as it is created.
The software could aid electronic discovery efforts, as well as lower storage and datacentre costs by ensuring that only the relevant data is stored, according to Recommind vice president of marketing Craig Carpenter.
"In a typical enterprise there are silos of data sitting everywhere, and volumes of data are growing too, forcing enterprises to get more proactive about records management," he said.
"This technology can come in and automatically categorise and tag data on any number of parameters. The biggest risk today is legacy data because there's a lot of it and companies are flying blind with respect to what's in it."
MindServer Categorization integrates with any information source, including document and records management systems, portals and databases, and is scalable to hundreds of terabytes of data and millions of users, said the firm.
There is also support for over 30 languages and over 400 document formats and file types.
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