Where ‘Data Protection’ Fits among 2015 IT Spending Priorities (Video)

Each year, ESG publishes its annual IT Spending Intentions report – and each year, I look at the research from a “Data Protection Guy’s” perspective.

I've already shared my 2015 Data Protection Predictions that were in part based on that research, but my friends in the ESG video studio let me share my data protection interpretations of the IT Spending Intentions research itself.

Topics: Data Protection IT Spending Intentions IT Spending Priorities

New ESG Infographic on Data Protection Priorities and Challenges

One of the reasons that I have stayed in the Data Protection area within IT is that it never seems to be solved. Not that the technologies don’t keep getting better, but the workloads to be protected keep evolving and IT users’ requirements for faster and more agile recoveries continues to evolve. Even today, Data Protection seems to be top of mind for many CIOs and IT decision makers. In fact, in ESG’s annual IT Spending Intentions report for 2013, Improving Data Backup & Recovery was the #2 planned IT spend (it was tied for #1 in 2012’s report).

Said another way, IT is all about your data – so how are you protecting it? Relentless data growth, virtualization deployments, cloud strategies, consolidation initiatives, and more aggressive service level agreements are just a few of the major trends affecting data protection environments. Data protection is likely to se increased spending in 2013 in the areas of new tools and technologies, particularly those focused on data backup and recovery, BC/DR and regulatory compliance.

Topics: Backup Data Protection Information and Risk Management Jason Buffington Virtualization IT Spending Priorities