Data-leak prevention key as storage demands rise
Contributed by Roumiana Deltcheva
(Tuesday, November 02, 2010) |
A recent report by market research firm Gartner found the rapid expansion of data is the most pressing issue for large companies. Further exacerbating the issue for these companies is increasingly strict regulations, on processes such as email archiving, which require data retention.
According to Gartner, 47 percent of companies responding to a survey ranked data growth among their top three concerns for the coming year. However, improving budgets have lessened the burden and potential issues for these companies, with more than 60 percent noting that they expect spending next year to return to normal after two years below average.
"As the global economy begins to revive in 2010 and organizations start to shift focus to a return to growth, IT organizations will be challenged to support the various growth initiatives," Naveen Mishra, principal research analyst at Gartner, said.
The survey found many data center managers were forced to put off spending on improved data-leak prevention and greater server space due to budgetary constraints.
Failing to properly update data-leak prevention technology and capability can lead to massive fines and other sanctions, as invesment bank Morgan Keegan learned early this year. The Alabama Securities Commission is currently investigating the loss of a disk containing information related to a Birmingham-based trial lawyer.