Extending Information Control to the Edge
Source: Enterprise Strategy Group
Most corporate information is created by employees and ends up scattered throughout hard drives, shared file servers or messaging systems. On the surface, it may appear that the growth of unstructured information is solely an IT problem because this group must find cost effective ways to keep it available and store it. However, information security and record retention regulations-combined with corporate governance policies and an increase in electronic discovery events-significantly increase risk, making the management and control of such data an enterprise-wide concern. Organizations can no longer claim ignorance when it comes to controlling unstructured information because the penalties, ranging from regulatory fines to substantial litigations costs, are serious.