Today, every business has data at its core. The data mountain has never been bigger. IDC predicts that the global volume of data is likely to rise to 175 ZB by the middle of the decade.
Most organizations routinely backup their data innocently thinking their processes are robust, and the data is sound. However, a variety of issues can hinder data retrieval, some of which aren’t discovered until it is too late.
The bottom line is that an organization has a duty to preserve relevant data for review upon reasonable notice of litigation. Managing data in a manner that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to recover will not excuse a corporation from that duty. Put simply, some organizations are gambling that their legacy data will be accessible and usable if needed.