Njini Launches Information Asset Management Suite

Jun 17, 2005

Njini, Inc., an asset management company, has announced the launch of the company globally. Njini has created software to provide data identity management by tagging data at the point of origin.

It works in real time and is capable of performing this operation for in-bound data. It is a layer of business infrastructure that is designed to improve how data is manipulated and accessed. Categorized as 'Information Asset Management', Njini's offering is designed to bring return on equity and extend information value to business direction.

Initially Njini is targeting enterprises that want to extract more operational business value from the data they hold, as well as, increasing regulatory compliance and reducing costs. Njini will be collaborating with storage vendors and information management IT vendors to add business value to their offerings via the Njini IAM suite.

In other news, Njini has announced the early ship availability of the first two core foundation products from its Information Asset Management Suite. The first two products from Njini , njiniENGINE and njniENCOUNT, are intended to address the issues affecting businesses of all sizes.

The njiniENGINE is designed to use real-time policy execution to identify data objects (both textual and bitmapped) at their point of origin, intellectualizing them to capture their business value, and then managing the changes in this value throughout the lifecycle. The njiniENGINE is designed to use the content derived metadata - what it knows about the file - and the profile - who has access to the file - to create a set of policies. These policies are then used within a range of other Njini products to perform actions.

The njiniENCOUNT product is designed to ensure that the correct number of each data object is kept according to its business value - which could include replicating or deduplicating via ancillary modules. As an example, take a PowerPoint document, currently, if someone creates a PowerPoint, you have one copy of it stored on your system but if it is then sent to eight other people, you then have eight further copies taking up valuable space on your fast storage disk. With njiniENCOUNT, you would only have the original and eight pointers to it. You would also have a backup copy on your archive storage.