Why End Users Hoard And How Data-Aware Storage Can Help

Are you a hoarder? Do you work with hoarders? If you lead IT efforts for a knowledge-driven company (which describes most businesses in most industries), then you’re likely dealing with some level of data hoarding. Your line-of-business colleagues store everything they create and use. While some of that is important for governance and compliance purposes, the keep-it-all mentality is spurring a storage pandemic.

Across your organization – in marketing and sales, finance, human resources and legal – end users are generating files, many of which represent unstructured data. There’s no logical schema or filing structure, so it’s harder for teams inside and outside IT to search through stored data and surface insights that could move the business forward toward strategic goals.

This is the topic of our latest free e-book, “Data-Aware Storage: The Answer to the Corporate Data-Aware Storage- The Answer to the Corporate Hoarding ConundrumHoarding Conundrum.”   In this e-book, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify the prime hoarding suspects in your organization;
  • The reasons why end users hoard data;
  • Why the storage status quo can’t solve the problem; and
  • What data-aware storage means in terms of mitigating risk, supporting recovery in near real time and embedding intelligence into your stored data.

Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Web pages, expense reports and other unstructured data translate into millions of terabytes of storage, pushing admins to shell out budget for storage arrays with greater capacity and increased power to perform higher inputs and outputs than ever. But speeds, feeds and capacity can’t fix what ails storage. To learn what can, download “Data-Aware Storage: The Answer to the Corporate Hoarding Conundrum.”

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Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm was the vice president of marketing at DataGravity for 2 years. Jeff brought more than 20 years of experience with a rare combination of marketing skills, organizational leadership and technical background to DataGravity, having shaped the BI and search markets working for industry pioneers and disrupters.