Users expect to spend more on data storage

Rising levels of e-mail, general data storage requirements and document management systems will drive up user spending on storage...

Rising levels of e-mail, general data storage requirements and document management systems will drive up user spending on storage over the next year, according to a snapshot poll of delegates at last month's Storage Expo 2004 event.

Of the 135 delegates questioned, 61% said they would increase IT spending over the next 12 months. Just 1% said spending would decline.

Twenty four per cent said an increase in e-mail and general IT use would trigger an increase in spending, and a further 23% said data storage and customer document management would prompt them to buy additional storage.

Forty per cent of users questioned said they would buy storage hardware in the next 12 months, 13% planned to purchase storage software products, and 13% planned to invest in business continuity products and services.
This was last published in June 2004

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