There is a widely held view that compliance is something of a burden.
However, deploying a regulatory framework will provide substantial long-term business benefit if the proper foundation has been laid.
Compliance has as much to do with process and procedure as it does with specific software and hardware.
For nearly every company, there is enormous value residing in their data and it should be viewed as an asset to be capitalised on.
The ability that the processes and technology of a compliance foundation brings is for the business to more easily access and realise that value into the future.
This post is part of a series of articles addressing the issues of data regulations and compliance and written by Steve Tongish, Marketing Director EMEA at archiving solutions specialist, Plasmon for StorageProportal.com.
If you want to read other articles in the series, please click on the author's link above.