Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software

Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software, March 2018

File Analysis software is used by many organizations today to scan, map and mange unstructured data stores. IT leaders are able to reduce risk and lower data costs as a result of being able to make betters data management decisions around their unstructured data.

But, why should you use File Analysis software?

Data and analytics leaders should use file analysis to glean a comprehensive and accurate footprint and map of their unstructured data, including where it resides and who has access to it.

Highlights include:

  • Organizations are expanding the scope of needs and opportunities associated with their unstructured data.
  • By 2022, 50% of organizations will include unstructured, semi-structured and structured data within the same governance program, up from less than 10% today.
  • Many organizations struggle with information management projects due to a lack of data policy buy-in or consensus from key internal constituencies.

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Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software, Alan Dayley, Guido De Simoni, Julian Tirsu, Garth Landers, Marc-Antoine Meunier, 27 March 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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