As part of his preparation for an IT and information security seminar, Stewart Twynham explains how IT has created a new set of challenges from concepts that have actually been around for quite some time.
The storage and processing of information isnt particularly new. Even in the time of Dickens, businesses kept records - and you probably only have to think back around 20 years to a time when many businesses and indeed whole industries were still 100% reliant on paper records.
Data Storage - the old fashioned way
So lets go back in time and consider how a Widget Supply Company might have kept around 30,000 customer records just 20 years ago.
For a start, this volume isnt going to fit into a single filing cabinet - itll be a room full of filing cabinets.
Given the shee...