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This article is part of the Vol. 2 No. 8 October 2003 issue of Low-cost storage pieces fall into place
Spending priorities change with rising budgets Many storage managers now struggling to keep pace with explosive data growth will be kicking it into gear in 2004. While most look like they'll keep it in second or third gear, a significant number are back into overdrive, planning to spend over 10% more than 2003 levels. But it won't be back to the '90s, either, throwing disk at every problem. A more balanced approach--with spending up modestly on software, services and staff--is on the agenda at many shops. That's the picture emerging from Storage's semiannual Purchasing Intentions survey, fielded in late August. The survey, taken by 500 storage managers (see "About the survey"), measures their spending plans for the coming year. Not only did 58% say they plan to spend more next year than this year, but 27% say they plan to spend better than 10% more (see Figure 1). Follow-up interviews suggested that most managers are responding to four common challenges: Data growth continues unabated Regulatory compliance is now an important--if often secondary--factor ... Access >>>
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