Cloud, compliance and data protection top storage priorities for 2016
"Use of the cloud (compute and storage) tops IT departments' to-do lists, while storage and backup for virtualised environments is still a key priority, although declining.
Meanwhile – and somewhat surprisingly – flash storage deployment appears to have plateaued.
Those are the findings of the ComputerWeekly.com/TechTarget IT Priorities Survey for 2016, which questioned 194 IT professionals in the UK and Ireland.
Spend on the cloud seems to be set to eclipse inhouse hardware and software in 2016. When asked which areas would see increases in IT budget this year, cloud services (computing and storage) come out top (50%), while software (48%) and hardware (33%) follow behind.
To put that in perspective, at the same time 37% expect a drop in hardware spend and 22% expect shrinkage in software spend. However, only 4% believe spending on cloud will decrease.”
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