top of file


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top of file

The beginning of a file. In a word processing file, it is the first character in the document. In a data file, it is either the first record in the file or the first record in the index. For example, in a dBASE file that is indexed on name, goto top might go to physical record #608 if record #608 is AARDVARK.
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The software sits on top of file servers, such as Microsoft's Windows File Sharing, Microsoft SharePoint, UNIX or Novell, to assess files in the following manner: classify the documents into clusters based on file content, business relevance and usage patterns; classify clustered information for viewing and printing privileges; tag documents to follow the trail; secure and report on document lifecycles based on usage patterns that align to the native file format's security; and protect consumer privacy and meet government and industry regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, Basel II, GBLA, SOX and SB-1386.