Information Lifecycle Management, now defined as ILM2.0, is an enhanced information and service management framework for cost-effectively aligning storage, security, services, applications, and infrastructure with the business and its information requirements.
ILM2.0 enables service management methodologies to be applied to governance, compliance, risk management, security, litigation support, information management, and other supporting services. Because of this, ILM2.0 now maps into the model for Enterprise Information Management as a key service management based practice methodology for implementation.
The objectives of this site are to define and develop the ILM2.0 Reference Model and make it available in the public domain.
"Why do we need ILM2.0?
Because, you really can't 'manage information' in an enterprise! "
"Traditional approaches to information management, risk management, and GRC are too costly, complex, human dependent, and in the end work against methods used to solve large-scale complexity problems. In 2003, when we first launched ILM-based practice methods, I defined a complexity rule that states "If you want to solve a complexity problem, stop doing it." and its first corollary, "Automating a bad practice is still a bad practice." These declarations are more true than ever today. Stop trying to manage information and instead, manage the datacenter and its infrastructure based on the businesses requirements for its information and data assets.
To succeed in information management and governance, you need to implement an ILM2.0 framework!"
Source: Michael Peterson 2010
Visit the Long-Term Digital Retention and Preservation Reference Model site as an example of how ILM2.0 practices can be put to work in the datacenter and enterprise