According to joint research from IDC & EMC, information and IT staff is set to increase 45-fold and 1.4-fold respectively, in the next decade. End users create more files-word processing documents, spreadsheets, & presentations, that are prone to be duplicated and stored in multiple location i.e., network file share, desktops, or unmanaged repositories. Increasing legal and regulatory risk, as much of the content resides outside systems and reliant on individual enforcement of governance policies and procedures.
As a result, many organizations can’t identify:
- What file content exists
- crucial information contained in their documents, including sensitive and regulated information e.g. PII and PCI
- How much of it exists and how much is duplicate content
- Who created it and when
- locating high-value records and high-risk content
- What content has no ongoing value and can be deleted.