The time-honored glass house process of archiving data continues to be misunderstood and inefficiently adopted by U.S. enterprises, research results revealed. Figures from a new study commissioned by BridgeHead Software indicate that a large portion of U.S. organizations may be jeopardizing their business operations by failing to archive properly while remaining complacent about regulatory compliancy and confusing the functions of backup and archiving.

Almost a quarter of respondents - 23 percent - concede that they do not archive data. As a result, these respondents agreed that the hypothetical task of retrieving a vital file lost three months ago likely becomes a hit-or-miss affair: 20 percent of all respondents do not know how long such a file would take to retrieve, 10 percent say more than a day, 2 percent say more than a week, and a formidable 6 percent admit that they simply would not be able to find it.

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