Strategy: SME Storage Now

Jun 20, 2011


Design on a Dime: Upgrading Storage

If you’re in a position that requires you to manage storage for your organization, you’ve probably got a high threshold for pain. It doesn’t matter if your company consists of 10 employees or 10,000, and it doesn’t matter if your business is growing or shrinking. You may think you’ve mastered the art of projecting how much capacity you’ll need, but let’s get real: Managing storage is like directing a massive renovation project that never ends, with clients unwilling to let anything go.

In this Design on a Dime report, we’ll take a broad look at how the small-medium enterprise (SME) storage landscape is evolving and analyze how those changes could impact your storage strategy over the next 12 to 24 months. We’ll discuss ways to get visibility into annual growth rates and new transport options. To add some context and discover what peer organizations are up to, we also took a cut of companies with fewer than 1,000 employees from our InformationWeek Analytics 2011 State of Enterprise Storage Survey. (S3000611)

Survey Name: InformationWeek Analytics 2011 State of Enterprise Storage Survey
Survey Date: November 2010
Region: North America
Number of Respondents: 190 respondents at organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees

Research Report