Information Management Spirals out of Control - Slide 4

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Most organizations do not have a holistic approach to the problem.

The vast majority of companies (70 percent) do not have a holistic approach to information management. Only one quarter of companies have a holistic approach but partly implemented.

Fully three quarters of major companies do not have a universal and strictly implemented formal IM protection policy, but one in five are embarking on the implementation of a policy.

Only one in five companies has a formal, completely and strictly implemented archiving policy, which is at the same level as those starting to implement a policy. Overall, one in ten companies is currently planning to implement a formal archiving policy.

One of the dirty little secrets of enterprise IT is that information is not all that well managed. IT organizations process and store data. But rarely is there a holistic approach in place to manage it. The end result is that IT costs spiral out of control.

A new survey of 641 business and IT leaders, conducted by the market research firm Coleman Parkes on behalf of Hewlett-Packard, finds that there is broad recognition of the problems associated with information management, but very little consensus about what exactly should be done to alleviate it.

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