Research claims that 80% of enterprise content is unstructured (stored in things like Word docs and pdfs, as opposed to structured databases, CRM systems, etc.), and Forrester Research asserts that content volume is growing at a rate of 200% annually
Between now and 2020, the amount of digital information created and replicated in the world will grow to almost 35 zetabytes that is 5,200 GB of data for every person on Earth.
There is no doubt that the world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is growing ever more rapidly but unfortunately, a large amount of it gets unused. IDC estimates that by 2020, as much as 33% of all data will contain information that might be valuable if found and analyzed.
At an enterprise level, data if managed well, can be used to unlock new sources of economic value, provide fresh insights into science and save money by improving employee productivity. Even for individuals, organizing and finding the data when you needed it can help save time you never knew existed!
Companies large and small are beginning to appreciate the benefits of high-quality search in the workplace. There’s no doubt that “search,” in a pure sense, heightens employee productivity by making the right knowledge available and useful when and where it’s needed. What’s more, relevant, findable information can speedup timelines and bring about measurable increase in efficiency with which employees work
The below graphic shows us the task breakdown of a work week, for a typical information worker:
This indicates that 9.5 hours of time is spent searching and another 8.3 hours are spent gathering information each week. That’s more than 17 hours every week, or full 2 days of free time you could have if only you could search and find the information you needed instantly.
This wasted time costs an organization $19,732 per information worker per year and amounts to a loss of 21.3% in the organization's total productivity*. Which means an organization of 1000 employees needs to hire 213 more people to keep up the same productivity!
How does Quikfynd help?
QuikFynd is a solution to organize and search your data. Many individuals and small companies keep their data on a file server or on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. QuikFynd is installed as a software application on file server or on NAS and enables full text search of all content. You just type a few keywords and all matching documents are returned. Another cool thing is that you can search for your documents even when you are not in the same network as your file server or NAS. You may be traveling and only have your mobile phone with you. Just launch the QuikFynd app and it will securely search your content. If you are a person who works with data and information on a regular basis, QuikFynd is guaranteed to save you a ton of time.
*Reference: White paper by www.idc.com on bridging the information worker productivity gap.