After all, the only real concern is how MUCH INFORMATION you're storing, not the value of the information itself or the need for compliance with the organization's records retention policies!
Only users are abel to properly assess the value of the informationand classify it appropriately for the proper retention and then ensure the "right information is being retained for the right amount of time" to meet the legal, fiscal and business needs for the organization.
When decisions are leftto IT, they are typically based on two criteria- volume and chronological age, based on creation, last action or receipt date... neither of which have much of anything to do with the requirements established by the organization to meet legal or business needs.
IT needs to start working collaboratively with the remainder of the organization to do it's job better, the providing of services to manage information stored in an electronic format for the organization.
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