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Global Data Protection Index
Commissioned by Dell EMC
The data era is changing how organizations think about, monetize and protect data.
In 2016: 1.45PB
In 2018: 9.70PB
Data is now an asset for most companies.
92% see the potential value that data holds.
36% see data as extremely valuable (i.e. data = capital) and are currently monetizing it.
Protecting data is now more important than ever.
The cost of downtime:
41% have experienced unplanned system downtime in the last twelve months, with an average cost (USD) of $527,000.
The cost of data loss:
28% have experienced data loss in the last twelve months, with an average cost (USD) of $996,000.
Data loss costs nearly 2x more than unplanned systems downtime.
Despite this risk, organizations have limited confidence in their data protection solutions.
63% are not very confident they can meet Service Level. Objectives to fully recover systems and data.
84% think their current data protection solution will not enable them to meet all future business challenges.
However, some organizations are better equipped than others to extend and protect the value of their data.
Global Data Protection Index Scores:
Dell EMC’s Global Data Protection Index* ranks countries on the maturity of data protection approaches, awarding organizations in that country more points for:
Shorter recovery times
Confidence in their infrastructure
Modern data protection systems
Higher valuation of data
Across the board organizations value data more often than not.
Laggards Evaluators Adopters Leaders
Data is extremely valuable - we are currently monetizing it:
Laggards 11% Evaluators 15% Adopters 38% Leaders 76%
We are investing in data retention and analytics tools:
Laggards 22% Evaluators 39% Adopters 43% Leaders 21%
We see the potential value that data has:
Laggards 33% Evaluators 27% Adopters 15% Leaders 3%
Increasingly organizations are finding new ways to gain value from data through various digital transformation efforts. This requires making both technology and business model adjustments to be successful.
How data protection maturity impacts organizations’ treatment of data:
Total volume of data managed:
Laggards 1.18 Evaluators 6.38
Leaders have 18x more data (in PB) than Laggards, on average.
Lost revenue to downtime:
However, Leaders are more likely to report lost revenue due to downtime.
The average costs (USD) of data loss underscore why Leaders prioritize data protection.
Leaders $1,854,260 (almost 12x)
While Leaders are in better shape to avoid incidents, they are also more exposed because their businesses are more reliant on data.
So how can you be better prepared?
Simplify the data landscape.
Make data available and keep it protected from edge to core to multi-cloud.
Optimize any workload at scale.
Utilize advanced data mobility and policy-driven automation.
Secure data assets.
Protect heterogeneous environments through superior risk reduction and advanced security.
Research carried out by Vanson Bourne between September and November 2018. Respondents were IT decision makers from both private and public organizations with 250+ employees. There were a total of 2,200 respondents from 18 countries – 200 from US, UK, France and Germany. The rest of the countries (Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, UAE, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, India and Singapore) had 100 respondents.
To create the maturity curve, IT decision makers were asked specific questions relating to their backup and recovery confidence, strategy and infrastructure, as well as what value they place on data. Each section was scored, and the highest possible total score was 138. The score out of 138 was used to give an overall maturity rating. These IT decision makers were divided into four even segments from a low to high score; Data Protection Laggards (scoring 0-34), Data Protection Evaluators (scoring 35-69), Data Protection Adopters (scoring 70-104) and Data Protection Leaders (scoring 105-138).
Commissioned by Dell EMC.
Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for
businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 99 percent of the Fortune 500 – with
the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.