Technology departments are traditionally not consistent in housekeeping (maintenance activities), with a larger focus on “Milestones” and “Projects”.
Because of the “consumption model” that is now prevelant with Cloud environments, the lack of housekeeping with regards to unused data, without any retention plan, can very quickly mean a significant portion of storage costs are for unused data.
Dark Data article provides an overview of the issue (and opportunity!). Video based files are a particular “low hanging fruit”.
Do you know how much you are paying to store unused data?
Does your organisation have plans and actions in place to manage unused data?