It should be no surprise to anyone that the digital age has created data sprawl. Information and critical data are no longer confined to desks and filing cabinets in locked rooms, but stretched across the enterprise in locations far and wide.
Data locations first expanded to structured databases, then unstructured local user systems and then file shares. As the internet and collaboration needs have grown, so have data sprawl options. The explosion of cloud services exacerbated this issue, facilitating streaming around the world to reside in locations never previously thought of or documented.