Data explosion poses challenge for organisations in Asia Pacific & Japan as over 9 in 10 face data protection barriers
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By Networks Asia staff | Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 11:21

Organisations in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) are managing close to five times the amount of data they did in 2016, and yet only 13 percent of businesses are data protection “leaders”, according to the third Dell EMC Global Data Protection Index in collaboration with Vanson Bourne.

The research, which surveyed 2,200 IT decision makers from both public and private organisations with 250+ employees across 18 countries and 11 industries, reveals the state of data protection amongst organisations in Australia, Japan, South Korea, India, and Singapore, amidst the current explosive growth of data in APJ. Specifically, the Index reported a large increase in the average amount of data managed – from 1.68 petabytes (PB) in 2016 to 8.13PB in 2018 – and a corresponding increase in business awareness of the value of data. In fact, 90 percent of respondents see the potential value of data and 35 percent are already monetising their data.

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