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Aussie businesses struggle with storage

Australian businesses are spending more on storage but are struggling to cope with exploding data volumes, according to research released by Symantec.

The Symantec sponsored survey of 251 respondents, found than less than half use tools that could help them manage their excess amounts of data, despite almost all conceding their performance in the area left room for improvement.

Craig Scroggie, vice president and managing director, Symantec Australia and New Zealand said the research highlights the risks and challenges confronting Australian businesses when it comes to implementing and managing storage.

“The pressure is growing on IT teams to reduce costs whilst managing increasingly complex data centre operations…. IT teams must refocus their efforts on getting the best from and extending the life of existing storage resources.”

The survey revealed that many businesses believe storage goals are tough to achieve, and rising data volumes are consuming staff resources. Up to 40 percent indicated it is difficult to find adequate storage in time for new application deployment, while IT team members are spending an average 17 hours per week on storage-related tasks. To add to their woes, up to 52 percent of respondents believe storage budgets willl rise over the next two years.

Symantec has recommended businesses utilize storage resource management software to identify how best to use data dedeplucation  and archiving technologies.

For more information, please visit the Symantec stop buying storage website.

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