The 2012 State of Information Survey is Symantec’s first survey covering everything from security to storage to cloud, virtualization and mobile. Information is key to organizations today as highlighted by business and IT executives at 4,506 organizations in 38 countries.
The 2012 State of Information Survey will be covered in three chapters. The first chapter will reveal the true value, cost and growth of digital information. The following chapters will look deeper into the behavior of information and people. Technology is evolving and so is the way in which information is protected - watch this space for the key findings and insight into the world of digital information.
Electronic information is more valuable than ever to organizations. Think about how many transactions are conducted online, or about the amount of virtual collaboration that takes place. Consider the phenomenal volumes of data businesses store and how critical that data is for day-to-day operations.
Despite the importance of information, many companies fall short when it comes to effectively managing this valuable resource. Businesses need to develop an "information-centric" model that helps address problems such as information sprawl, lost data and the high cost of storage.
For a summary and highlights, read the press release.
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Businesses are facing huge challenges when trying to manage their information. The latest chapter of the State of Information Report dives into the issues faced by businesses and steps for more effective information governance.
Trevor Daughney, Director of Product Marketing, Symantec
Symantec’s 2012 State of Information Report, reveals the first Digital Information Index, providing a snapshot of business information today—where it lives and how it is accessed. The Index illustrates how much information is outside the confines of the traditional data center as a result of the proliferation of cloud and mobile computing. Chapter Three of the State of Information Report takes a closer look at the phenomenon of information sprawl, presenting recommendations for how organizations can combat the challenges they face as the way we store and access our information continues to evolve.
Francis deSouza, Group President, Enterprise Products, Services and Support
In the Digital Information Index above, information access and storage outside the firewall were determined for each country, taking into account mobile devices, laptops and the cloud. The total global sprawl was averaged and given the value of 100. Countries and regions experiencing higher sprawl are represented on the map by warmer colors and numbers above 100; areas experiencing less sprawl are represented by cooler colors and numbers below 100.