Digital Preservation rises up the Information Governance agenda

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Preservica a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Content Management 2015” report

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The need for Digital Preservation, which has long been recognized by memory and cultural institutions, is now crossing over into mainstream business and government records, in particular the preservation of vital long-term non-permanent electronic records

Preservica a world leader in digital preservation technology, is delighted to have been named a “Cool Vendor” by leading technology analyst Gartner in their latest “Cool Vendors in Content Management, 2015” report. Preservica believes the inclusion highlights the growing need for government and commercial organizations to incorporate Digital Preservation into their Information Governance lifecycle to ensure vital long-term electronic records and emails are readable and useable when required.

According to the report long-term preservation of digital assets is a challenge: “As formats change, software is retired and hardware becomes obsolete, the data that organizations might want to keep can be lost forever.”

“Most of what we do today is digital-only, and although the vast bulk of digital information should have short-to medium-term retention requirements, there is a significant amount that should be preserved for the longer term with retention times greater than 10 years. Government documents are one example, but companies also have information that needs to be preserved in order to ensure records will be readable and usable when required. Manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceutical companies and even financial services organizations all have data that falls into this category”

Jon Tilbury, CEO Preservica adds; “We are pleased to be named a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s latest “Cool Vendors in Content Management 2015” report. The need for Digital Preservation, which has long been recognized by memory and cultural institutions, is now crossing over into mainstream business and government records, in particular the preservation of vital long-term non-permanent electronic records. We believe the recognition also underscores what many of our government and commercial customers have been sharing with us for some time, as well as our decision to add connectors to Preservica to automate the ingest of common ECM/RM and email systems such as Microsoft SharePoint and Outlook”.

Preservica has launched a new Essential Guide: Safeguarding Your Vital Electronic Records” that outlines the risks to long-term electronic records and emails and how forward-thinking organizations are already taking steps to protect themselves by integrating standards-based Digital Preservation with their existing ECM/RM and Archival Storage systems. http://preservica.com/resource/electronic-records-preservation/

Gartner subscribers can download the full report “Cool Vendors in Content Management 2015” here: https://www.gartner.com/guest/purchase/registration?resId=3038917&srcId=1-3478922230
Note: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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About Preservica
Preservica is a world leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research. Our active preservation solutions are used by leading archives, libraries, museums, government organizations and businesses across 4 continents to safeguard and share their valuable digital content, collections and electronic records for decades to come.

The award-winning Preservica Active Preservation and Access technology is available in cloud hosted and on premise Editions and includes a full suite of OAIS (Open Archival Information System) (ISO 14721) conforming workflows as well as connectors to common ECM/RM and eMail systems like Microsoft SharePoint and Outlook, IBM Notes and Google Gmail.

Preservica is part of Tessella group, an international analytics, software services and consultancy company.

Visit http://www.preservica.com

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Christina Tealdi | Senior PR and Marketing Communications Manager | Phone: +44 (0) 1235 546638 | Mobile: +44 (0) 779 9346453 | pressoffice(at)tessella(dot)com

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