With no obvious best practice choice when it comes to file analytics software, some organizations will choose a “Cadillac” approach. Information management expert Joe Shepley outlines what you should expect from best-of-breed file analytics software when money is (almost) no object.
Your choice of file analytics software depends upon your financial and technical constraints.
With no obvious best practice or just one way to succeed, there are three approaches:
Cadillac Approach – Whole hog, best of breed; no limitations
Yugo Approach – You have really constrained funds, resources and technology
Honda Approach – Between the two. You have some freedom to move, some constraints.
What to expect from best-of-breed file analytics software:
The “Cadillac” approach to file analytics involves buying top-of-the-line software. These usually contain:
Regular expressions & wrapper meta-data
Out of the box rule-sets
Some artificial intelligence and natural language processing
Some migration capabilities built-in so you can act on what you find
Great UI (user interface)
I’ll present expectations for other levels of file analytics software in future posts.