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Survey: Organizations seek better data governance tools

Survey: 2013 Data Governance Survey Results, by Rand Secure Data

Key Points: In spite of the fact that organizations expect overall data growth in the next year between 26 percent and 50 percent, with the median amount of data stored between 20TB to 50TB, respondents reported that their data management tools (archiving, backup and ediscovery) don’t meet expectations.

Only 8 percent of organizations with more than 500 TB of data rated their data archiving solutions as excellent, and over 32 percent of respondents overall ranked their data and email archiving solutions as average or poor. The more data an organization has, the lower the solutions were ranked.

Of the 98 percent of respondents who said they have backup solutions in place, 25 percent of them said they were extremely satisfied with their current solution, while just under 40 percent said they are or may be looking to implement or upgrade their backup solution within the next year. Nearly 15 percent more of survey respondents however indicated archiving is more important than backup to their organizations.

Nearly 20 percent of respondents reported they do not have an ediscovery solution in their organization, while only 10 percent with a solution rated it as excellent. Over one quarter rated their solution as poor, and more than half (51 percent) are or may be looking to upgrade their solution in the next year.

Bottom line: The dissatisfaction over data and email archiving systems combined with their importance within organizations signify a need in the market for new and innovative data and email archiving solutions.

Posted by Mike Cipriano on Mar 12, 2014 at 12:19 PM


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