HP TRIM: You gotta find it to use it
I bought my first car at 14; $300 for a 1965 Buick Skylark. It had been wrecked but was still drivable. My budget was busted with that very high purchase price, so I was left with repairing it myself. My dad was a mechanic for the Union Pacific Railroad, and he was a great resource on explaining how to get things to work, but he was pretty hands-off when it came to the actual labor aspect of the operation. Well anyway, this was the start of a long list of cars, motorcycles, and pickups that I bought, fixed up, and sold at a profit. This has included Corvettes and Porches, MGs, Triumphs, and Alfa Romeros, ’56 and ’57 Chevys, and more. In all, about 40 cars or so and at least 15 motorcycles, ranging from Hondas to Harleys.
One car I’ve kept for a while is a 1966 Mustang convertible. Just like the old days, I do most of the repair work on it myself, and so I’ve amassed quite a collection of spare parts. Years ago I bought a power steering pump at a swap meet, figuring I’d need it someday. That day came a few months ago, when I started up the Mustang and every touch of the steering wheel caused all kinds of protest from the power steering pump. Sounded like it was a P-51 winding up for takeoff. I checked the fluid level and all was good. The pump had just finally worn out. So, I planned to take a few hours the next Saturday and replace the pump.
Saturday morning arrived and I went to the storage rack where I keep most of the Mustang parts. After looking through the whole area, searching each partition, I still couldn’t find the pump. I decided I must have put it in a more general storage area, in another part of the garage. I sorted through that for another hour, still coming up empty handed. Frustrated by now, I spent another hour or so looking in every corner, going through boxes of stuff, and still no luck. I finally had to accept the penalty and purchase a new pump, not only costing me significant money, but essentially wasting all the time I had set aside for the actual repair. I needed better records management!
Data is no good if you can’t manage it
It occurred to me that this is akin to data management in our data centers. A lot of emphasis is placed on capturing data. But, more importantly, you have to be able to access it when needed (that’s why you captured it in the first place, right?). It’s like the power steering pump I couldn’t find, having it didn’t do me any good, because I couldn’t access it. It cost me time and money, but at least no legal liability. When it comes to records management these days, there’s more at risk than ever.
HP TRIM is a great solution that reduces time to find data, from weeks or days down to hours or minutes. This is especially helpful when there are possible legal or regulatory penalties if the data can’t be recovered in a timely manner, particularly if you use Microsoft SharePoint.
HP TRIM records management
Knowledge workers need quick access to information across the organization. Yet the volume of information and the range of electronic and paper formats that you must manage are continually increasing.
Compounding this challenge is the growing number of legislative and regulatory requirements that demand the application of compliance policies and standards to information across the enterprise. HP TRIM software can help you reduce your risk of noncompliance with legislative and regulatory requirements while increasing security, data integrity, productivity, and accountability. HP TRIM incorporates over 25 years of information management expertise into a comprehensive, out-of-the-box software solution, providing document and records management, email management, Web content management, imaging, workflow, and document-centric collaboration to organizations around the world.
HP TRIM integrates with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint
HP TRIM is integrated with industry-leading authoring, messaging, and collaboration applications, such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint, so that you can easily capture, update, and reuse business information.
HP TRIM and SAP integration
HP TRIM module for SAP integration provides document and record management for SAP ArchiveLink documents and SAP metadata, allowing you to store important corporate documents in HP TRIM.
You manage, finalize, relocate, and archive SharePoint content such as blogs, wikis, discussions, documents, forms, published pages, and sites according to established business rules. The process is transparent to the user with all content managed and easily discoverable from SharePoint. HP TRIM for SharePoint is transparent for the user, and drives efficiency for your business and integrity of your records.
HP TRIM is a cost effective way to manage and use your data that you have so carefully captured. To learn more about HP TRIM and HP Data Management Solutions please visit our HP Solutions page.