Causes of Databergs

What are the three main causes of ROT and dark data in databergs?

Strategies based on data volume and not business value. Most organizations operate on the basis of storing data according to budget and IT strategies, rather than the value of the data. This encourages and results in a store-all mentality. To solve the problem, more storage is added. This results in increased spending to manage data that usually has little or no value to your business.

Increased use of Cloud storage due to the belief that it is free and unlimited storage; more data will be moving to the cloud soon. The reasons for this have to do with reducing the cost of storage, backup, and disaster recovery.

Employee disregard of corporate data policies means corporate storage is being used for dumping personal data, such as personal photos, IDs, legal documents, music, videos, and video games.