How do you tackle your file share clean-up and reduce your information risk? Joe Shepley goes through three steps. The first two steps — get rid of ROT and tackling sensitive information — can bring the volume of data down 70% or more. You then can more easily tackle the third step, dealing with key records (like POs and contracts) where you'll need end-user input.
A Doculabs' content cleanup and migration project helped an energy company move from shared drives to an ECM solution. The global energy company found that almost half the content on its corporate drives was obsolete or otherwise subject to disposition. Getting rid of that data helped clear the way for the migration.
Risk mitigation in financial services requires good information governance. There will be breaches, so reduce your signal-to-noise ratio by getting rid of information that’s stale, junk or past its (legal) operational life. And guard your intellectual property!