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Author: Laura Smith
It's just plain hard to wrap one's mind around the large data sets enterprises have taken to collecting. Some of that spike in data sets' size is due to the low prices for storage hardware, which have eliminated the need for tough decisions about which data to keep, and for how long.
"A dramatic amount of [businesses] have more than a terabyte of storage," said Raymond Paquet, managing vice president at Gartner Research. "How much of that data do you need?" he respectfully asks.