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'Dark data' is polluting the environment - and the issue is only set to get worse

More than half (52%) of all business data exists in a dormant and unused state and the resources expended in storing this information could have an enormous impact on the environment.

According to data management firm Veritas Technologies, the energy used to store ‘dark’ data will see 5.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide enter the atmosphere this year alone – the equivalent of driving a car around the earth 575,000 times over.

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