File archiving more pressing than email archiving, says survey

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File archiving more pressing than email archiving, says survey

Antony Adshead, UK bureau chief, storage
File archiving more pressing than email archiving, says survey

File archiving is a greater priority than email archiving in the coming 12 months for a majority of storage professionals. That's according to a survey of 300 IT decision makers in the UK, France and Germany in a study commissioned by BakBone Software.

When asked whether they were more likely to invest more in file archiving than email archiving in the coming year, respondents were found to be three times more likely to invest in file archiving. In Germany and France 72% and 79% of respondents, respectively, were more likely to invest more in file archiving, while in the UK the figure was 48%, although UK respondents' interest in email archiving (35%) was higher than in the other two countries.

Company size did not seem to affect the response, with 67% of organisations with 1,000 to 3,000 employees and 66% of those with more than 3,000 employees agreeing that file archiving was higher on the investment priority list than email archiving. In Germany and France, the manufacturing sector was the one most likely to choose file archiving in the next 12 months (92%), while in the UK it was the financial services sector (60%).

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