A lack of policies and process to manage how file services are used leads to the accumulation of redundant, obsolete and trivial (ROT) data.
Research carried out by the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) showed that organizations should expect only one third of unstructured data to hold business value or be subject to legal and/or regulatory hold. These conclusions are supported by Northern’s experience in delivering data footprint analyses for major customers.
Accelerating data growth rates, an increasingly complex regulatory environment, high-profile data loss cases and the drive to maximize returns on latent data value are all generating significant momentum within the field of Data Management.
Organizations are realizing the opportunities presented by a more efficiently used file service.
|CDO: Valuable data does not become lost in the overall data footprint. The organization is better prepared to identify and grasp data-driven opportunities. Read More|
|Data Governance: Efforts to understand and improve data quality are simplified. Initiatives to enforce standards are not derailed by the volume of data to be processed.|
|ILM: The cost and complexity of low-level content analysis are reduced, improving the organization’s ability to apply e-records management systems to unstructured data.|
|Finance: Infrastructure investment and transformation/migration and operational costs are minimized, lifespans of existing systems extended.|
|IT Management: The IT organization is better able to ensure that returns on their continuous development of the file service are maximized. Read More|
|Storage Management: Involving business users in data management initiatives stimulates a cultural shift towards long-term efficient file service use.|
|Business User: The agility of business users is improved; file searches are efficient, effort is not duplicated and opportunities are not missed.|