Are you a data hoarder? Does your business have lots of useless data accounts? A new study puts the spotlight on organizations that are creating big data concerns due to the significant amount of useless data that they are hoarding on their servers. Our monitoring and management services can be used to help you stay on top of business data hoarding and make sure that it does not negatively impact your company now or in the future. Concerns about data hoarding come direct from consumers who hold companies to a higher standard about things like environmental issues, energy consumption, recycling, and more. For many, useless data accounts – online accounts and web service accounts that are no longer being used – also fall into this category.
Do As I Say…
The interesting thing about the attitude against business data hoarding is that a majority of users, over 60 percent of Gen Z consumers, admit to having online accounts that they no longer use. Nearly 70 percent have useless data accounts that they have never even tried to close. There is a growing interest in these big data concerns because the electricity used for the data associated with these accounts is now said to add up to more than two percent of all global carbon emissions. In the grand scheme of things, that two percent is about equal to the emissions attributed to the entire commercial airline industry. So when they say that every little bit counts, it definitely does.
If you are concerned about wasted electricity or increased consumption due to your company’s useless data accounts, Synivate can help. We can provide you with a free assessment of your current network and software being used, offer advice about how to deal with issues related to business data hoarding, and deliver comprehensive monitoring and management services to help you keep it all under control. While Gen Z consumers might demand that the companies they work with address useless data accounts and streamline their operations, they aren’t necessarily taking their own advice. However, if consumer perception and support is important to the success of your organization, you might benefit from becoming aware of your company’s own issues with data hoarding and useless accounts.
How Do They Know?
You might wonder how your customers and prospective customers would even know if your organization had connections to useless data accounts or participates in business data hoarding. Data breaches are one way that they might become aware of your management practices, especially if the cyber attackers leak the information publicly. As more consumers become aware of the issues concerning big data concerns, cyber attackers have begun to “out” companies that are having difficulties with their data management strategies. Another way might be some states that give consumers the right to know how much data a company is storing about them, which can include unnecessary data. It can be quickly estimated how much data is being stored overall and how much is not needed.
While more than 40 percent of consumers surveyed stated that they believed it to be wrong for businesses to waste energy and contribute to global carbon emissions due to the storage of unnecessary data online. However, studies show that more than 50 percent of consumers believe that their own electronic versions of account-related statements, documents, and other files stored online do not carry a negative impact on the environment. Nearly half of all surveyed stated that they would stop buying from a company if they knew it was causing environmental damage due to a failure to control useless data accounts and storage and believe that it is the responsibility of the organization to delete collected data when it is no longer needed.
Monitoring and Management Services
If you are interested in learning more about all of the ways that Synivate can assist you with issues like business data hoarding through our comprehensive monitoring and management services, give us a call at 617-848-1248. We can answer any questions you might have about our services, provide support to ensure you delete all of your useless data accounts, and learn how to better manage your data. Call today for a FREE assessment designed to help you identify the areas that require the most support.