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February 2014

Disaster recovery and virtual server backup top 2014 storage projects

Disaster recovery and virtual server backup are the two most pressing storage-related projects for UK IT departments this year, according to the results of the 2014 Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT priorities survey. In the survey, which questioned 299 UK IT department decision-makers, disaster recovery and business continuity are a key 2014 project for 40% of respondents, while 36% plan virtual server backup in the coming 12 months. Those numbers are slightly down on the 2013 survey result,s when 44% said disaster recovery and business continuity was the key backup and storage project, and 41.5% cited virtual server backup as a top priority.  Those figures may represent a levelling off of activity in these areas as organisations get to grips with work associated with server virtualisation and its aftermath. Disaster recovery, business continuity and virtual server backup were third and seventh respectively among overall IT project priorities in a list topped by server virtualisation (51%). When asked specifically about planned ...

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