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Recovery slows for storage shops
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 11 Num. 3 May 2012
About the Storage Purchasing Intentions survey The Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Purchasing Intentions survey is fielded twice a year; this is the 10th year the survey has been conducted. Storage magazine subscribers and SearchStorage.com members are invited to participate in the survey, which gathers information related to storage managers’ purchasing plans for a variety of storage product categories. This edition had 687 qualified respondents across a broad spectrum of industries, with the average company size measured as having revenue of $1.3 billion. Storage budgets have been recovering, but progress might be slowing. Storage managers are looking for tools to get more out of the gear they have or plan to buy. Storage managers have been grappling with spiraling disk capacities and new demands on their data storage infrastructures, while their budgets have dwindled or languished in the doldrums. As we all strive to regain some measure of predictability, IT planning is still often a tumultuous affair, and storage shops ...
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