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When it comes to data, resist your inner packrat

Human beings are natural pack rats, as evidenced by the 2.3 billion square feet of self-storage space that’s in use in the U.S. Fear of getting rid of stuff even has a name: disposophobia.

Keeping every pair of shoes your kids have ever worn isn’t a problem for anyone except those with whom you share living space.

But the same rules don’t apply to data.

All industries have records retention guidelines spelled out in compliance rules. They are usually strictly enforced for regulated companies, and firms that run afoul of them can be punished.

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Source:: Computerworld