Does your organization have the right tools and data retention policies to effectively manage and remove active files in your data center(s)? Our new research shows that many companies are facing issues around the complete sanitization of their sensitive data, often leaving it exposed to potential loss or theft by misunderstanding best practices.

Highlights from the study:

  • It’s easy to confuse deleting and erasing files. Over half (51 percent) of the respondents believe files are permanently gone when they empty the Recycle Bin. Another 51 percent believe performing a quick format and/or full reformat of a computer’s entire drive is sufficient to remove data forever.
  • Storage and handling of IT equipment are more important than you think. 33 percent of IT professionals store non-functional desktop/laptop computers, external drives and servers in easily accessible, unsecured locations.
  • Data retention policies need better oversight and enforcement. 30 percent of organizations don’t have written data retention or removal policies in place.

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