ComputerWorld has published an interesting new article on common misconceptions about data disposal. Many companies tend to save everything, which can be an enormous cost drain. The writer claims that "there is a tremendous opportunity for companies to defensibly dispose of data and dramatically lower their data storage costs."

It turns out that the 'save everything' strategy gets exponentially expensive as companies mature and the cost of data production drops. Sound familiar?

Curt Finch is the founder & CEO of a resource management software company.