Research Report: 2010 Data Protection Trends
ESG Research Report

Apr 30, 2010

In order to assess the current state of the data protection market, ESG recently surveyed 510 North America-based senior IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations. All respondents were personally responsible for evaluating, purchasing, or managing data protection technologies—such as backup and recovery software, data replication software, and disk or tape storage systems used for secondary data storage—for their organization.

The survey was designed to answer the following questions:

  • What are the primary data protection challenges that organizations are currently facing?
  • Which areas of data protection will merit the greatest level of investment in 2010?
  • How confident are organizations that their data protection applications and processes are adequately protecting their data?
  • Which types of data protection technologies and processes are currently in use? How will this change going forward?
  • What impact does the business value of data have on data protection applications and processes?
  • How satisfied are organizations with their current data protection technologies and strategies?
  • What types of storage solutions are currently used to support data protection requirements and how will this change over time?
  • How pervasive has data deduplication usage become over the last several years?

Survey participants represent a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, communications and media, health care, retail, government, and business services.


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