ESG's Scott Sinclair discusses his predictions for Storage for 2020.
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Scott: Data is not just an enabler of business anymore. It is a driver of new business opportunity, and we see this with the emergence of high-value workloads, such as analytics, as well as machine learning driving data growth.
The challenge is in not just storing data. It's about finding and identifying the right data that you need quickly. And this is the key challenge, and this leads me to my prediction for 2020. Over the next year, I expect IT organizations to ramp up investment in technologies that help address the challenges of data classification, specifically tools that expedite and maximize the use of metadata across a hybrid cloud ecosystem.
Businesses simply need better tools, and I expect that to be a priority in 2020. I'm Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst at ESG covering storage infrastructure, both on and off premises. And please check out the rest of my 2020 predictions at esg-global.com.