1. If you have a lot of data today, you have a lot more data tomorrow!
There is only one direction in the data stock: the direction upwards. More precisely, it is an exponential growth and that in turn clearly implies: The problem will not solve itself.
2. The more data you have, the more confusing the structure becomes
Data is not stored in an orderly and structured manner, not like in Tetris, where the oldest is at the bottom and disappears at some point. No, it is no coincidence that unstructured data has exactly the same name: It is often stored in swelling directory structures in deep directories. And they clog the system to the point of collapse.
3. The value of your data decreases as the amount increases
And even worse: the mountain of data is not only tending to become less valuable because data is less available. The data chaos also confuses the employees at work and costs up to 60 minutes of working time every day. So useless data not only loses its value, it becomes annoying data spam and needs to be sorted out.
If you don't act now, you lose!
Similar to what happened recently in the pandemic, every company must at some point break the growth in the area of unstructured data like a wave of infections. The longer you wait with effective measures, the more complex, strenuous and expensive it becomes in the end.