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Why 'Store Everything' Is Not an Effective Information Governance Strategy

Published: 29 June 2018

ID: G00351431

Analyst(s): Julian Tirsu , Garth Landers


Most storage environments constitute ad hoc collections of disparate systems spread across various silos, leading to unmanageable datasets and large unknown data footprints. I&O leaders can manage data usage and growth by implementing effective governance and data management strategies.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Most Early-Stage Information Governance Programs Fail Because Infrastructure Managers Are Unsure of What Tools Are Available
  • Organizations Are Complacent in Not Managing or Disposing of Data Due to Inexplicit Direction, Lack of Interest and Basic Neglect
  • Lack of Communication Between Information Stewards Prompts Legal and Compliance to Retain All Electronically Stored Information
  • Poor Data Management Makes Implementing New Solutions or Migrating to a New Environment Extremely Difficult

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