Drives Can Drive You Crazy
In This Chapter
Managing the risks
Cleaning up your drives
Keeping your drives humming
Over the past decade, we have witnessed an explosion of digital volume. The growth rate of electronic content is staggering, and it has impacted every organization. Industry experts project that digital information doubles every 18 months. Much of this electronic information finds its way onto your company’s personal (hard) and network drives.
Regardless of the size of your organization, if you receive and create electronic information, you have to store it somewhere. Just like paper information, digital content also has a life cycle that needs to be managed. In this chapter, I analyze how organizations are negatively impacted by unmanaged electronic information residing on hard drives and network drives and then move on to showing you how you can manage the electronic information life cycle, as well as how to maintain your drives going forward.
Even with the growing adoption by organizations of electronic records and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software applications used for storing, retrieving, and managing electronic information (covered ...