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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Historical Versions of Files

While business continuity may be the most pressing application of historical data management, there are several compelling reasons to keep copies of historical versions of files:

  • Intellectual property documentation and protection

  • Compliance with government regulations

  • Human fallibility (protein robot malfunction)

  • Multiuse applications

Intellectual property includes many different things such as patents, copyrights, marketing plans, corporate plans, and various other corporate documents and data files. Disputes over the rights to own, access, and control intellectual property are settled based on accurate records and documentation proving when a company or person invented or acquired it. There are many good reasons to ...

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