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Teresa Schoch

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Information Governance and the Cloud Too many multinational corporations delete little, if any, data even though at its creation, more than 70 percent of this data is useless for business, regulatory or legal reasons.[1] The problem is hoarding, and what businesses need is their own "Hoarders" reality show about people whose lives are driven by their stuff[2] (corporations are legally people, after all). The goal of such an intervention (and this article)? Turning hoarders into collectors. In 2013, hoarding was officially recognized as a psychological disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic[3], the hoarding disorder affects emotions, thoughts and behavior. The signs and symptoms can include the inability to part with any possession, regardless of its value; excessive attachment to possessions, including distress at the idea of letting an item go; cluttered living spa... (more)