Digital content growth is exponential and files sizes have grown by over 500% in the last 5 years. Shared drives grew organically, organized by individuals or functional areas for convenience, not information lifecycle management. The result? A digital landfill that continually grows, making electronic records management difficult and, of course, entirely discoverable in the course of legal action or subject to open records requests. Poorly designed SharePoint sites are no better, limiting the power of SharePoint to improve business processes.
The answer? IMERGE consultants will guide you through digital content remediation – clean out the redundant, outdated and trivial (ROT) content, classify remaining content, identify documents with personally identifiable information (PII), and migrate remaining content to a new destination – SharePoint, enterprise content management (ECM), or a functional shared records management drive structure.
How much ROT? Industry average is 30% but if you include defensible deletion and disposition, it can be over 50%.
Think disc is cheap? Not the kind spinning in your data center! Add information lifecycle management costs and there are significant savings to be realized.
Content remediation reduces the overall digital footprint and has many benefits for electronic records management, including:
IMERGE has remediation consulting expertise and tools to help you clean-up and migrate your content. Contact us today!