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Accenture Data Decommissioning


Data Decommissioning is a service to archive data into a cloud environment from decommissioned applications. It also provides a solution to access data in a more proficient means than traditional archival backup and restore – including generic browsing and a web user interface for discovery and query. As part of the data lifecycle management recommended practices, an effective retention and purging strategy is also included in the service. In addition, levels of security and data integrity are provided based on the needs of the organization.

"The Accenture Cloud Platform helped NatureWorks move from substantial capital expense to a lower cost, and gave the company immediate capabilities to install and run an ERP system."

Patrick Brunner

Chief Financial Officer, NatureWorks


Properly modernizing applications can lead to the realization of significant business benefits.

  • Improve processing performance of current environment resources post purging/archiving.

  • Re-usable templates and processes to meet defined regulatory requirements on data retention.

  • Reduced system, storage, and personnel costs to backup, restore, and patch current systems.

  • Provides storage, management and automated mechanisms for adhering to data retention policies.

  • Rapid deployment and availability of the decommissioning service.

  • Generates information needed for eDiscovery, compliance, regulatory or other queries against historical data.

  • Facilitates data driven decisions and a streamlined administration.

  • Low cost approach: allows elimination of expenses associated with the care and feeding of legacy systems.

Key Features

Secure extraction and retrieval of data with flexible pay as go models and optional desktop support.

  • Decommission of structured and unstructured client data that can be accessed in a cloud environment.

  • Archived data are retrievable by a web accessible interface or can be accessed via existing reporting tools.

  • Management of the application and infrastructure built around the cloud.

  • Data retention, data purge sign off and purge hold features for archived data.

  • Secured and protected data privacy utilizing masking and/or data encryption.