Chesterfield 7 March 2007: Uncontrolled growth in corporate data is seen as a significant problem for major retail, distribution and transportation companies, according to a survey commissioned by B2net, an
independent storage integrator.
Nearly two-thirds (58 per cent) of UK companiesquestioned in the logistics and retail sectors were most concerned with controlling the alarming growth in data demand. The survey, conducted by market research agency,Vanson Bourne, also highlighted that these market sectors were also worried (50 per cent) about eliminating the high proportion of junk data.
A third of the major players in the logistics market felt
that their staff should utilise internal storage resources more efficiently (35 per cent); and also it was important to control what gets stored on corporate networks from a legal perspective (31 per cent).
“Unstructured data is increasing at an unprecedented rate. The old approach of simply adding more storage hardware doesn't work anymore, especially with demanddoubling every year or so,” comments Pete Marshall,
Senior Technical Consultant at B2net.
“There are a number a ways that the data growth problem
can be addressed,” adds Peter Marshall. “Files can be
moved out of the business' central storage system to
cheaper storage mediums. Creating a central storage hub
rather than fragmented silos of data and utilising
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) techniques to gain
greater control over data usage and growth can all help.”
B2net is a vendor independent storage integrator founded
in 2000. A group of companies, B2net employs 55 people
in the UK and has a combined turnover of £20 million.
B2net acts as a trusted advisor to many leading corporate
and public sector organisations and assists in the entire
storage lifecycle. Few other integrators have B2net's in-
depth understanding of networking, servers and database
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