August 5, 2010 – Most enterprises (87 percent) believe a proper information retention strategy should allow them to delete unnecessary information, but less than half (46 percent) actually have a formal information retention plan in place, according to the results of Symantec’s “2010 Information Management Health Check Survey.”

Survey results also demonstrate that too many enterprises save information indefinitely instead of implementing policies that allow them to confidently delete unimportant data or records, and therefore suffer from rampant storage growth, unsustainable backup windows, increased litigation risk and expensive and inefficient discovery processes. The result is that businesses spend far more time and money on the negative consequences of poor information management and discovery practices than they would by working to change them.

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