Data Governance Trends

Predictions, pitfalls and technologies for the future of digital work

Remote work isn’t going away anytime soon, nor is the long list of apps and tools employees rely on to store data and collaborate on projects. These shifts have been a lifesaver for employees navigating the pandemic, but there’s also been a ripple effect for businesses trying to get a handle on their disparate collections of content.

In July 2021, Egnyte partnered with Wakefield Research to understand:

  • How content is being stored and shared in hybrid work environments.
  • The top data security threats associated with the current work paradigms.
  • The strategies companies have adopted—or plan to adopt—to combat these issues.

We surveyed 400 C-level IT leaders across industries, with a focus on understanding the challenges in securing and governing the single largest source of enterprise data risk: unstructured content. (Content includes all the information stored in files like Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents, as well as images, video and more.) The results of Egnyte’s second annual Data Governance Trend Report were enlightening, and several major trends emerged.

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