Tom Kennedy, vice president and general manager of Veritas Technologies’ public sector business, has said federal agencies must create strategies for organizing unstructured data, leveraging cloud-based tools to manage the massive amounts of information.
Kennedy wrote that a cloud-based archiving platform, for instance, works to help agencies automate the process of classifying documents and other records in compliance with the organization’s retention policy.
“It adds a content-based classification process to the federal government’s role-based Capstone approach,” he added.
The use of cloud-based platforms that work to determine the location of data and offer classification-based statistics could help agencies decide when to discard unnecessary content as well as reduce costs and data footprint, Kennedy noted.
He cited the need for agencies to develop a records management strategy that allows them to deploy automation tools and streamline “cross-functional workflows.”
Kennedy also discussed the potential benefits of deploying automated redaction and editing platforms and data classification tools to agencies.