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Disaster recovery is top data storage challenge

Joe O'Halloran

Research by Storage Expo  has found that more than four-fifths of firms regard how to implement the right disaster recovery strategy as their top data storage challenge. 

The research by the organisers of the UK ’s definitive event for data storage, information and content management, also found that significant concern about ensuring data security for the business (82%) and the management of increasing volumes of data (81%).  Centralising data access was a concern for 79% of organisations closely followed by how to store data cost effectively (77%). 

By contrast, ensuring compliance with the latest data storage legislation and knowing what regulations to comply was surprisingly less of a concern to firms with 68% of organisations not worried. Achieving interoperability across existing storage solutions was an issue for 60% of organisations.

Running from 15-16 October, Storage Expo will address the latest business advantages that the sound application of storage strategy can deliver for an organisation.  The organisers say that storage practice has traditionally been driven by the push of regulation, legislation, and business continuity rather than the pull of sound business practice.  However, they feel that the impetus is changing from push to pull due to the emphasis on increasingly business efficiency, utilisation of intelligence, process management and productivity benefits. The keynotes at the show will reflect the change in the data storage and information management landscape.


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