NextPage announced the immediate availability of a study detailing research into the deployment and enforcement of document retention and deletion policies. According to the study, jointly created with CXO Media, enterprises in diverse industries are experiencing a large gap between theory and practice when it comes to document retention and disposal.

The research study, based on the responses of 108 IT professionals, indicates that only 62 percent of the companies surveyed have a document retention policy in place. Of that 62 percent, only 31 percent actively enforce the policy and 61 percent responded that fewer than half of their employees are adhering to their published retention policies. Given that 80 percent of corporate documents typically exist on individual hard drives, according to another CXO Research Services Group study, document retention and deletion polices are failing to account for most of an organization's documents.

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