Dell EMC announced explosive growth in the Global Data Protection Index at 569 per cent and an impressive jump in data-protection “adopters” of nearly 50 percentage points since 2016.
The research, which surveyed 2,200 IT decision makers from both public and private organisations with 250-plus employees in 18 countries and 11 industries, provides a comprehensive understanding of the state of data protection and the maturity of data protection strategies.
Specifically, the index uncovered an increase in the average amount of data managed – from 1.45 petabytes (PB) in 2016 to 9.70PB in 2018 – and a high awareness of the value of data.
In fact, 92 per cent of respondents see the potential value of data and 36 per cent are already monetising their data. While this acknowledgement is positive, most respondents are struggling to properly protect their data.