CIO needs to take integrated approach to data management

28 percent of IT decision makers across India report that backup, recovery, data protection and analytics strategies are still managed at a departmental level, said a CIO study commissioned by Commvault.

18 percent said there was no formal strategy, significantly higher than the rest of the region, according to a Commvault commissioned study conducted by IDC among 600 IT decision makers across Asia Pacific.

The survey called — The Data-Driven Organization: Unlocking Greater Value from Data and Minimising its Associated Costs and Risks — covered 10 countries such as Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and India.
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The top two data management challenges for India include demand for easier and faster data retrieval (78 percent) and budgetary pressures (70 percent), which was ranked by APAC as a whole as the 4th challenge, indicating a priority for cost reduction among IT leaders in India.

38 percent of IT decision makers in India cited security as a major issue of data silos, compared to an average of 29 percent across APAC.

17 percent of IT decision makers in India stated that data silos hinder decision making due to poor quality information.

IT burden in India is a concern with nearly 26 percent of respondents indicating that their IT team spends a substantial amount of time assisting with document/file retrieval for end users.

Cloud remains among the top investment areas for IT; however the key challenge when moving data to the cloud is ensuring secure and real-time synchronization of confidential and business critical data to improve efficiency (APAC 21 percent).

“CIOs face a common problem: their data management silos are creating bottlenecks that result in missed opportunities and prevent organizations from achieving the full value of their data as a powerful, strategic asset,” said Ramesh Mamgain, area vice president for India and SAARC, Commvault.

“By taking a more integrated approach to data management, they are able to more easily leverage new and more open technology like the cloud, while increasing information security,” Mamgain added.

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