Control Costly Data Sprawl with Thin Clients, SAN and NAS
When it comes to tales of woe about mismanaged data, storage leads the way.When it comes to tales of woe about mismanaged data, storage leads the way. Market researcher International Data Corp. estimates that some 60 percent of vital corporate data on desktop and notebook PCs remains unprotected. That number is thought to be closer to 80 percent for small-office and home-office PC users. Taking a slightly different spin on this topic, Strategic Research Corp. claims that 60 percent of corporate data resides outside of managed servers on remote desktops, networks and mobile systems. Further, the consultancy estimates that 75 percent of this "edge data" is either ineffectively protected or not protected at all.
And here is a final sobering statistic to consider: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 93 percent of businesses that experience a significant data loss will be out of business within five years.