IDC Survey Finds Organisations Need A More Centralised Data Strategy

Jul 21, 2015:

Commvault, a leader in enterprise data protection and information management, today announced findings from a new IDC survey and whitepaper focused on how data silos within Asia Pacific organisations are limiting the ability to make insight-based decisions, resulting in increased IT costs.

Commvault commissioned IDC to survey 600 IT decision makers across Asia Pacific and India to better understand how they can leverage data as a strategic asset, while minimising associated costs and risks. Although focused on a specific geographical location, the survey results are indicative of the common data management issues enterprises are facing around the world.

Freddie Soon, Country Manager, Commvault

Key findings of the IDC survey include:
  • The top two data management challenges for APAC and Malaysia alike include demand for easier and faster data retrieval and exponential growth and complexity of data.
  • 40 percent of IT decision makers across APAC report that backup, recovery, data protection and analytics strategies are still managed at a departmental level. IT leaders in Malaysia agree with the rest of APAC that data siloes present a major security risk, but they also consider that siloes increase the burden on
  • IT and hinder productivity and collaboration across departments.

According to Freddie Soon, Country Manager, Malaysia for Commvault, the report findings validate the necessity for speed and scale when it comes to managing business critical information.