/// Five Reasons to Throw Your Data Away

June 20, 2013  |  All Things Digital

Image copyright Ververidis Vasilis Common wisdom when it comes to Big Data is that you should keep it all. The reality, however, is far different. Keeping all your data is more expensive — and carries more risk — than it first appears. Here are five key reasons to throw your data away. More data equals more risk. Take the case of personally identifiable information (PII). Organizations have historically used policy to govern what data to keep and for how long. But according to market research firm Forrester, organizations nearly double the amount of data they store each year. The resulting challenge is that as the amount of data the typical organization has to manage continues to grow, applying policy becomes exponentially more complex.

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