Data Governance Efforts Continue to Lag

Data Governance Efforts Continue to Lag

Do You Have External Regulatory Requirements?Do You Have External Regulatory Requirements?

The number of companies facing external regulatory policies on data storage is increasing as the number of regulations increase. Yes: 82%, No: 10%, Don’t know: 8%

How Much Data Does Your Organization Have?How Much Data Does Your Organization Have?

Median expected data growth in 2014 is between 26 and 50%. Median data stored is between 20TB to 50TB. More than 500TB: 26%, 100 to 500TB: 14%, 50 to 100TB: 13%, 20 to 50TB: 10%, 5 to 20TB: 17%, 1 to 5TB: 15%, Less than 1TB: 8%

Plans to Implement Formal Data Governance PolicyPlans to Implement Formal Data Governance Policy

Nearly half the companies surveyed have no data governance policy in place. Of that group, 71% plan to have policies within the next 12 months. Within six to twelve months: 36%, In more than a year: 31%, Within the next six months: 11%, No plans: 22%

How Long Has Formal Data Governance Plan Been in Place?How Long Has Formal Data Governance Plan Been in Place?

Over half of the companies with plans in place implemented them more than two years ago. More than two years: 68%, One year to two years: 15%, Six to 12 months: 10%, Less than six months: 8%

Importance of Data GovernanceImportance of Data Governance

Most companies surveyed reported that data governance is extremely important at their site. Extremely important: 60%, Very important: 36%, Somewhat important: 4%, Not important: 1%

General Data Archiving PlansGeneral Data Archiving Plans

Only about a third of the respondents have upgrade plans for data archiving. Yes, will seek a better or new solution: 33%, Maybe: 23%, No: 44%

E-mail Archiving PlansE-mail Archiving Plans

Again, there appears to be more concern than actual action being taken when it comes to e-mail archiving plans. No plans: 50%, Yes, we have plans: 30%, Maybe: 20%

Data Backup Upgrade PlansData Backup Upgrade Plans

The vast majority of companies surveyed have backup solutions in place, and 25% of these companies are extremely satisfied with their current implementation. No plans to add data governance: 38%, Yes, plan to add backup solutions: 22%, Maybe: 16%

How long would it take your company to recover from a complete data loss?How long would it take your company to recover from a complete data loss?

The majority are still measuring recovery times in days rather than hours. 0-1 hour: 6%, 1-6 hours: 17%, 6-12 hours: 9%, 12-24 hours: 15%, 1-2 days: 9%, 3-5 days: 6%, 5-10 days: 33%, More than 10 days: 2%, No clue: 2%, No backup: 1%

e-Discovery Upgrade Planse-Discovery Upgrade Plans

There is a bit of a lag when it comes to data governance policies for e-Discovery solutions. Almost half do not yet have plans in place and only 24% plan to implement their plans in the next year. No: 49%, Maybe: 28%, Yes: 24%

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