You may not remember the days when businesses stored all their data in filing cabinets. Before there were computers on every desktop, businesses kept most of their important information on paper in filing cabinets. Each new document was categorized and filed by a person. That person could then retrieve files on demand
because they knew where to find what they were looking for.
With much less information to manage, it was easier to organize, control, and secure. Businesses had carefully honed systems—and those systems worked … for a time. Then came the New Information Age and everything changed.