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This article is part of the Vol. 7 Num. 13 February 2009 issue of Storage magazine's data storage products of the year
Whether budgets are up or down, most storage managers are doing some belt tightening, ready to forego some features or performance in favor of lower price tags. By Rich Castagna It's only February, but it's apparent that the repercussions of a stressed economy are filtering down to IT operations. But while storage isn't immune to shrinking budgets, Storage readers indicate that their storage environments may dodge a few economic bullets in 2009; as one respondent noted: "[You] can't stop storing data just because the economy is weak." Approximately one-third of those surveyed say their 2009 storage budgets will be lower, while 56% expect increased or stable budgets vs. 2008. Whether budgets are up or down, most storage managers are tightening their belts, ready to forego some features or performance in favor of lower price tags. Thirty-eight percent say they'll put some projects on hold, 27% say they'll consider products that help to use already installed gear more efficiently, and the same number plan to delay some technology upgrades. "Lower revenues will ... Access >>>
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