SOURCE: Viewpointe


October 05, 2015 09:00 ET

OnPointe Information Governance Platform Further Enhances Capabilities to Govern Enterprise Data

Latest Release Enables Enterprises to Achieve an Optimal Level of Information Strength

NEW YORK, NY and CHICAGO, IL and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2015) - Viewpointe, the chosen partner to drive the power and promise of information governance, today announced enhancements to OnPointe®, its private cloud-based information governance platform. This unique platform enables enterprises to reach optimal levels of information strength -- a state of advantage achieved through the implementation of analytics, security and governance policies enabling organizations to leverage the true value of information. OnPointe will be exhibited this week at the ARMA Conference & Expo in Washington DC and CIO Finance Summit in Chicago.

"Viewpointe partners with many of the world's leading companies to anticipate and address data management challenges and provide them with secure, purpose-built solutions and services," said William Shute, chief strategy and marketing officer, Viewpointe. "Getting to a place of information strength is critical, and OnPointe's new enhancements help protect the value derived from enterprise content, reduce associated risks and enable organizations to achieve the power and promise of information governance that has been discussed for years."

The latest platform enhancements further address the growing breadth of content sources and content types that organizations must consider when creating, implementing and executing their information governance (IG) strategies. These enhancements focus on:

Cloud-to-Cloud Governance
It is critical that cloud content sources are part of any IG solution, especially as more organizations continue to expand their adoption and portfolios of cloud services. As such, this release introduces cloud-to-cloud governance for OnPointe for Messaging and incorporates the handling of applications such as Microsoft Office 365.

The OnPointe platform simplifies the process of governing enterprise content, regardless of source location. Now, Office 365 content like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business can be incorporated into a unified governance approach. It also enables organizations to apply the same retention, supervision review, security, records and legal hold policies to all enterprise content within a unified and optimized private cloud environment.

Structured Data Governance
OnPointe for Structured Data is Viewpointe's information governance solution for control of data growth, segregation and archiving of structured data sources. To strengthen IG practices and improve business results, OnPointe for Structured Data includes enhancements for connection, retrieval and analytics-preparedness (powered by IBM Watson). With these enhancements, OnPointe customers can easily:

  • Access the archive via ODBC, JDBC and APIs to maintain existing connection protocols and minimize the impact of applying good governance practices
  • Create, manage and share an enterprise vocabulary and classification system in a central catalog to drive IG alignment across functional areas
  • Perform keyword searches across all managed content, to enable any user, not just database experts, to retrieve and tag relevant data

For organizations faced with the high costs of maintaining old or legacy applications, OnPointe for Structured Data helps increase accessibility of legacy data, while reducing overall system maintenance and cost. The solution also provides increased efficiency in maintaining compliance with industry regulations and system security updates to help minimize risk exposure. Overall, OnPointe for Structured Data helps organizations reduce system costs, while increasing production database system performance.

"With the rise of structured and unstructured content created from the continuous growth of big data and the Internet of Things, the importance of creating a comprehensive and cohesive IG strategy has never been more important," said Reed Irvin, executive vice president, Product Development, Viewpointe. "Viewpointe's solutions uniquely address customers' evolving business needs, such as the desire for on-demand access to a variety of data sources, reduction of operating cost and risk while managing exponential data growth.

Viewpointe executives will be available for meetings and to answer questions at the ARMA International Conference, October 5-6, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor, Maryland booth #534, as well as the CIO Finance Summit, October 4-6, at the Westin Chicago River North in Chicago.

With one of the largest national archives of digital information in the cloud, OnPointe enables organizations to seamlessly manage their enterprise content, via Viewpointe's private cloud. With a unique combination of technology and services, OnPointe delivers a secure, scalable and cost-effective manner in which to deploy information governance today. OnPointe provides focused governance solutions for eDiscovery, messaging, file shares, print streams, enterprise applications and structured data.

Viewpointe®, founded in 2000, is the chosen partner to drive the power and promise of information governance at many of the world's most esteemed companies. With expertise in serving highly regulated industries, Viewpointe makes it possible to address today's business opportunities and risks while planning for tomorrow's challenges. Known for its time-proven expertise in information strategies and managed services, Viewpointe offers cloud-based information governance, check archive, end-to-end image exchange and settlement services, coupled with experienced leadership and a consultative approach. Viewpointe has been named to the prestigious FinTech 100, representing the best of the best in financial technology and service providers every year since 2006. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @viewpointellc and Google+.

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