CIOs Seek Storage Solutions for Data Initiatives

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-09-2014 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    86% of IT decision-makers believe all data has value if it can be stored, accessed and analyzed, but 48% aren't storing all available data.
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    22% say they don't have the right mix of structured, unstructured and semi-structured data storage to analyze their data.
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    78% say better analytic tools and storage solutions would improve business efficiencies.
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    Improved performance: 41%, Reduced costs: 25%, Increased operational efficiencies: 25%
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    89% say scalability is a top driver for innovation in data storage, and 86% say application acceleration is.
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    35% say security and governance is a top concern when it comes to data, but 93% say long-term storage can address data protection issues.
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    63% are investing in solid-state drives to accelerate or extend the life of hardware investments.
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    30% expect to keep at least one-half of their data in the cloud a year from now, up from 7% today.
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    61% are planning or engaged in a total cost of ownership-related project, and 56% are planning or already implementing active archive solutions.
 

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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