Data Demands Grow, Companies Fight to Keep up
In its second annual survey, EVault asked 650 IT professionals across five countries about their data management habits. Below are the key findings:
Companies store more and more data
- 70% expect the amount of data they manage will continue to climb.
- 66% will increase the amount of data they store in the cloud by 2015.
- 85% plan to increase cloud usage in the next few years.
Hybrid is the environment of choice
- 30% employ a hybrid backup environment, the most common strategy.
- Flexibility. 74% chose a hybrid approach to provide flexibility to their data management infrastructure.
- Security. 66% moved to a hybrid data protection solution to improve data security.
- Protection. 57% selected a hybrid data protection solution to protect against disaster and theft.
- 60% of companies not using a hybrid solution plan to use one.
IT leaders under pressure
- 24% admitted to not telling their CEOs they are not backing up all files, especially those on mobile devices.
- 38% admitted they worry about their data not being saved securely or whether any work has been backed up at all.
- 53% had experienced data loss in 2012 (31% in 2011).
Mobile devices - a growing concern
- 94% have concerns about the mix of personal and corporate data used by employees on their own mobile devices.
- 22% of employees are storing company data on their phones (up to 32% in the U.S.).
- 67% expressed concerns about the retention and security of their data, and its possible deletion.
- 96% have some employees who have mobile devices for work.
- 24% lost data from a mobile device.
- 28% have a disaster recovery plan that includes mobile devices.
- 55% of organizations say they would benefit from the ability to delete data on mobile devices.
- 32% will implement a data loss strategy for mobile devices.
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* Based on an independent survey, commissioned by EVault, of IT professionals in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and the Netherlands.