How to Gain Control of Your Company’s Content

How to Gain Control of Your Company’s Content

How to Gain Control of Your Company's ContentHow to Gain Control of Your Company’s Content

Organizations are dealing with a staggering amount of content these days. Find out how the IT organizations can help manage it more effectively.

Growth SpurtGrowth Spurt

Half of the survey respondents said the volume of unstructured data stored by their organization has increased by more than 10% over the last 24 months, and 60% of them said their company stores 100TBs or more of unstructured data.

Top Content Management ChallengesTop Content Management Challenges

Providing secure content access for the extended enterprise: 32%,
Meeting expanding regulatory and compliance demands: 32%,
Limiting flexibility due to the presence of legacy storage systems: 29%,
Accessing and managing content on disparate business systems: 29%

Juggling ActJuggling Act

93% of the survey respondents said their organization is using multiple repositories to store content, and 31% said they manage five or more different content management systems.

Big PictureBig Picture

86% said that a single-system view of content throughout multiple repositories, databases and file systems would improve their ability to manage content.

Top Tools, Part ITop Tools, Part I

56% said they use enterprise apps to manage content, and 52% said they use enterprise content management apps.

Top Tools, Part IITop Tools, Part II

43% said they use file shares to manage content, and 41% said they use in-house developed apps and document collaboration apps.

Ubiquitous AccessUbiquitous Access

85% of the survey respondents would like to make it possible for users to access content from anywhere using any device.

Flex TimeFlex Time

84% want the flexibility to store content in public, private and hybrid environments.

Agnostic ApproachAgnostic Approach

84% of the survey respondents said they’d like to be able to manage any content type, regardless of size or origin.

Forecast: More CloudsForecast: More Clouds

56% said their company uses cloud-based systems for at least some of their content management needs, and 34% plan to do so over the next 12 to 24 months.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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