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Published: 17 Oct 2012

If an outsourcing company can do your work as well as you, but for less money, then you should jump at the chance, right? Well, that depends on what aspect of storage you're outsourcing. Marcelo Barrios, director of business development, global services, at StorageTek, sees three areas where storage staffs struggles to keep up: data protection, capacity planning and interoperability. StorageTek--like other high-end companies such as Electronic Data Systems (EDS), IBM Global Services and MSI--provides a variety of storage outsourcing services and Barrios has found that data protection is most frequently outsourced. Why is that? "Backup and recovery duties are frequently outsourced because they can be a distraction when you are trying to focus on mission-critical applications that help run your business everyday," says Barrios. Another reason for a company to outsource its storage is the recent rush of compliance regulations on data. "A company has to ask itself: Do we have the people and skills to get ourselves compliant," says Doug Chandler, program director... Access >>>

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