Continuity Central – ‘Data hoarders’ putting organizations at risk: survey

Businesses’ data security, data management and corporate compliance are being jeopardised by an internal army of data hoarders, according to a recent survey. As a result, 77 percent of IT decision makers are now more concerned about the impact of data hoarding than a year ago.

The survey, commissioned by Veritas, was conducted among 10,022 global office professionals and IT decision makers to look into how individuals manage data.

Major issues highlighted by the survey include:

The digital hoarding struggle is real

The findings highlighted that IT decision makers are hoarding their digital files and saving 54 percent of all the data they create. In addition, 41 percent of all digital files created go unmodified for three or more years.

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