Gartner Research

Organizations Will Need to Tackle Three Challenges to Curb Unstructured Data Glut and Neglect

Published: 17 June 2015

ID: G00275931

Analyst(s): Alan Dayley , Debra Logan


Increased data growth propelled by the Nexus of Forces has created an unstructured data nightmare. To effectively manage data growth and security, information managers will need to deploy the right tools, and educate employees organizationwide on how to overcome instinctual data hoarding.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Information managers are unsure of what tools are available to assess scope and risk of the enterprise data footprint, stifling most early stage information management programs
  • Lack of full understanding of regulatory requirements and hope for analytics prompts organizations to retain all information, creating challenges for information managers
  • Everyone is a "data hoarder" by nature, and new storage options are propelling corporate data glut and hindering data deletion efforts by information managers
  • Appendix
    • Survey Overview and Storage Management Results
    • Study Objective
    • Methodology

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