Understanding what unstructured data exists in the enterprise is not easy. Massive volumes of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and emails are typically scattered about an organisation.
With no real tools to manage it based on business value, it accumulates with no end in sight. The easy option is to buy more storage, but that doesn’t fix the problem. Continue, and you have hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of unstructured user content with no way to classify and manage the data according to its value. But by breaking it down into multiple iterative steps, starting high and working down to a level of detail to satisfy all stakeholders, order can be achieved.
Read the full article in Network Security Magazine here on page 20