The amount of IT clutter is enormous. And I am not just talking about about IT hardware clutter that is sitting in storage somewhere.
The are just so many files, accounts, databases and other forms of digital clutter. It can be online, it can be archived and it can be mostly inaccessible, but yet we keep it.
Part of it, is fear of deleting some thing that you might need some day, and part of it is the amount of work needed to sort through coupled with the relatively low cost of storage.
And it all has to do with data inertia…