Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Greg Buckles. Published: 2015-08-30 20:00:00Format, images and links may no longer function correctly. 

I was refreshing a presentation for a prospective client meeting and thought that I would share a fun slide. A ‘Data Map’ can mean many things, but I always just took it literally as a map to all of your potentially relevant ESI. But the physical locations of your data centers and local hordes of hard drives is less important than relationships to business units, custodians, retention categories and more. I actually enjoy profiling the systems, finding the legacy caches and essentially visualizing the data lifecycle of complex corporations. Every company has evolved a unique set of interdependent systems with their own ESI formats and content. If you are tasked with making a ‘data map’, I hope that this helps you see past the pretty software to the bigger profiling challenge.  

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