ow solid are your clients’ document retention policies? Most businesses have formal guidelines, but those rules often are loosely enforced, especially when it comes to individual users’ desktop computers, according to a survey of IT professionals commissioned by NextPage ( www.nextpage.com ).
While 62% of the companies surveyed said they had document retention policies, only 31% of those companies said they actively enforced the policies.
When it came to monitoring computer hard drives for compliance, 69% of the respondents said they checked shared network drives, while only 45% monitored individual users’ hard drives. That raises liability and compliance concerns, the survey summary said, citing an earlier Gartner Group estimate that 80% of a company’s documents resided on users’ desktops.