The Barracuda Data Protection Plus initiative is designed to make sure that your data is available, accessible, and working for you in the most productive possible way. As part of this initiative, we’ve talked a lot about data that is part of your workflow, such as documents that need signatures and mission critical data that needs to be backed up. But what about the data that isn’t part of a workflow and isn’t being used?
‘Dark data’ is defined by Gartner as “the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes.”
We’re not just talking about old email messages here; this could be anything from outdated customer information to network log files to old sales presentations.