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Should companies practice data retention or data destruction?

Ellen Messmer | Aug. 22, 2014
Many businesses focus on record retention, but here's why one lawyer says "Destroy!"

The problem today, as McFarland sees it, is that businesses don't cull out the data, instead storing it somewhere for endless periods, which also leads to issues related to technology obsolescence related to storage.

One of the best ways he's seen for a business to set up its electronic data-destruction system is by using document management systems, including HP Autonomy, and Microsoft, and start learning to say goodbye to data. "You don't really need to keep as much as you think you do," McFarland concludes.

 

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