Panning for Data: Turning Information Into Gold

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-12-2016 Email

The majority of CIOs and IT decision-makers say they can't keep up with storage demands for all of the data required for business, according to a recent survey from Western Digital Corporation and HGST. While they recognize that data can make a significantly positive impact on the bottom line, they admit that they're constantly challenged in attempting to access data easily and/or rapidly—in addition to processing it all. To address the issues, they're looking to increase investment into data analytics for better infrastructure prioritization and data mining, while expanding cold storage and archiving capacity. "Dependable access through reliable storage systems and devices is more critical than ever before," said Dave Tang, senior vice president at Western Digital Corporation. "As data-driven organizations strive to extract more value from their operational and historical data, advanced architectures … enable data to be accessed easily and cost-effectively to transform data into a competitive advantage." An estimated 700 CIOs and senior tech decision-makers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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