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Data protection: Top 3 business challenges

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More than a quarter of businesses experienced irreparable data loss in the past year, according to a Dell EMC survey.

The amount of data enterprises are collecting and managing is exploding, and with that comes problems protecting it, according to a Thursday report from Dell EMC.

The average amount of data managed rose from 1.45 PB in 2015 to 9.70 PB in 2018, the survey of 2,200 IT decision makers worldwide found. IT leaders increasingly understand the value of that data, the report found: 92% said they see the potential value of their information, and 36% said they have already monetized it.

Protecting enterprise data is a major challenge, due in part to the sheer volume of data collected and its importance to business operations, the report found. More than three-quarters (76%) of IT leaders said they experienced some type of data disruption within a one-year period, and 27% said they were unable to recover data using their existing data protection solution—almost...(continued)

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