In a piece on itwire, an article asks the question “Security: Insource, Outsource, or Use the Force?”. Although a joke, it is humor that points to a serious problem coming.
IDC predicts that 1800 exabytes of data will be created during 2018, and that compliance issues will mean 85 percent of it will have to be managed. How will organisations be able to keep their share of that data mountain secure?
As the article shows some of the problems, and gives possible solutions, I thought of one that is not given much thought. Why not simply remove unnecessary information? Now the problem there is that the arbiter of ‘unnecessary’ is unknown at this time, and much debate would have to be held on the matter.
Still, there must be established a way to contain information of value, yet release information that is duplicated, erroneous, or irrelevant. If we don’t get a handle on it now, it will become a choking point for new information, so much effort will be used to safeguard and store what is already there.
[tags] IDC, information overload, information security, data storage, exabyte, ‘the force’ [/tags]