In this article, Johannes C. Scholtes, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB, explains why extensible mark-up language (XML) provides unparalleled data conversion features and highlights eight other benefits that this mark-up language can bring to data archiving initiatives.
“Have you ever tried to convert 100 Gb of database, e-mail or MS-SharePoint data from an old system into a new one? It’s bad enough to have to do that once, but converting large data collections every time your storage provider discontinues support for a version of your database or storage device is maddening. Here is my advice: you should seriously consider archiving (parts of) your data into XML, with where needed, additional native file such as TIFF, MSG, XLS or Word to conserve the original file system in a (low cost) file system.” [Read More]
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