The main problem with the deluge of content and huge file sizes (4K & 8K media) is that it requires a whole different skillset and toolset to manage, and naturally a lot more storage space. Without the right structures and processes in place, it is all too easy to misplace content you have previously created, which very often leads to content producers having to reshoot footage, often at great expense.
Couple that with the fact that innovation in the media industry has happened at such a fast pace, and it is no wonder that it is challenging for media companies to keep their staff skills up-to-date. Only five years ago, engineers were managing physical tapes, so the move to a file based world and IP is quite a difference.
In this new world of media production and delivery, one of the biggest mistakes made by media companies is the lack of integration and automation. They very often treat disk the same way they handled tape, with manual processes. This both causes bottlenecks and introduces errors into the workflow. It also means that media companies are wasting valuable resources on managing storage rather than more beneficial functions. The result is, more often than not, a number of un-managed storage silos, made up of everything from high end scalable NAS to USB Drives.