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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Being ignorant isn't a valid defense If you think not knowing where your data is--and what it is--is an excuse, think again. It's out there, and it's gonna get you. STUPIDITY IS WHEN we don't have a federated, holistic content view into our enterprise data. Intentional ignorance is when we don't know exactly which data has been used by whom for the right or wrong reasons. "We're trying our best, but it's not possible" is the most widely used excuse I hear, but it's a lie. Let me frame the situation. In the last year, 91% of enterprises had an electronic discovery request. Thirty-three percent of those companies get one or more requests per month. Fifty-four percent of the time, the requests aren't satisfied. So, if NY State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer demands something, he doesn't get it 50% of the time. And when the opposing counsel demands certain data, it's not provided half the time. The biggest obstacle to providing requested information isn't technology--it's the big cheeses. It's the CEOs who still believe that if they knew what was what, they'd ... Access >>>

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