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The Four (4) Behind-the-Scenes Forces that Drive Many of Today’s Technology Infrastructure Buying Decisions

| Continuous Data Protection, Data Center Management, Data Protection, Deduplication, Information Classification, Virtualization | No Comments

It is almost a given in today’s world that for almost any organization to operate at peak efficiency and achieve optimal results that it has to acquire and use multiple forms of technology as part of its business processes. However what is not always so clear is the forces that are at work both insider and outside of the business that drive its technology acquisitions. While by no means a complete list, here are four (4) forces that DCIG often sees at work behind the scenes that influence and drive many of today’s technology infrastructure buying decisions.

DCIG 2015-16 Midsize Enterprise Hybrid Storage Array Buyer’s Guide Now Available

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DCIG is pleased to announce the release of the DCIG 2015-16 Midsize Enterprise Hybrid Storage Array Buyer’s Guide that weights, scores and ranks more than 90 features of twenty-seven (27) different storage arrays or array series from twelve (12) different storage providers.

HP StoreOnce Deduplicating Backup Appliances Put Organizations on Path to Ending Big Data Backup Headaches

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During the recent HP Deep Dive Analyst Event in its Fremont, CA, offices, HP shared some notable insights into the percentage of backup jobs that complete successfully (and unsuccessfully) within end-user organizations. Among its observations using the anonymized data gathered from hundreds of backup assessments at end-user organizations of all sizes, HP found that over 60% of them had backup job success rates of 98% or lower, with 12% of organizations showing backup success rates of lower than 90%. Yet what is more noteworthy is through HP’s use of Big Data analytics, it has identified large backups (those that take more than 12 hours to complete) as being the primary contributor to the backup headaches that organizations still experience.

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The DCIG 2015-16 SME Hybrid Storage Array Buyer's Guide launched on March 27.

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The DCIG 2015-16 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer's Guide is targeted to launch at the end of May.

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DCIG Buyer’s Guides have become a go-to resource for end-users, resellers and technology providers alike when making technology buying decisions or recommendations. The success of these Buyer’s Guides stems from the process that DCIG uses to first gather and synthesize disparate product data; the comprehensive set of information presented in each Buyer’s Guide; and, the presentation of the Buyer’s Guide itself. All DCIG Buyer’s Guides are available for download at no charge to any end-user who registers for the DCIG Analysis Portal (resellers and vendors may test drive it up for up to 30 days).

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