CIOs Seek Storage Solutions for Data Initiatives

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-09-2014 Email

An overwhelming majority of CIOs and other IT decision-makers believe that all data has the potential for business value, especially if it can be stored and analyzed. But most organizations aren't doing this, according to a new survey from HGST. Focusing on these efforts would likely improve business performance, reduce costs and increase efficiencies, findings reveal. Data security remains a top concern, but by overcoming such issues through effective, long-term storage solutions, CIOs can help stakeholders accomplish their goals, such as deploying needed apps more quickly, with better scalability. "Data has become the currency of the new economy, and the ability to extract value from data is the ultimate competitive edge," says Mike Cordano, president of HGST, which is a Western Digital Company. "Smart organizations are harnessing the power of data to gain understanding, drive predictions and offer new insights. The challenges of storing, retaining, accessing and transforming this massive volume of data has put storage at the heart of the data center." More than 700 global senior IT decision-makers participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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