Getting a Handle on an Organization's Data
The reality is that organizations have a lot of data stored in a variety of servers, ECM systems, file shares and even employees laptops. In contracts, presentations, legal documents, sales material, technical documentation, the list goes on and on. Most companies do not have a true understanding of what data they have and where it is located. Industry experts call this “Dark Data” and say that 90% of a companies’ entire data is dark.
A typical Microsoft Word document contains a title and last modified date but there is no indication how important the document is to the organization. Many questions remain unanswered: What department, customer or partner does this pertain to? Was this the final version? Are there other copies or versions of this document somewhere else? And this is just one of many millions of documents that take up space on organizations servers and organizations do not have the resources to open and take action on each individual document.