Date Added: Aug 2009
Data, data everywhere. Organizations are awash in information. Data has been growing at an incredible rate. The growth in storage capability is a bellwether for the growth in information. Over the past few years the annual capacity growth rate for data in traditional enterprises increased at about 45%. The information being collected, created, and stored is valuable to the everyday operations of organizations. This information drives most business activities, and the information creates value in its use; thus it represents a type of currency within the marketplace. Gathering, organizing, managing, finding, and analyzing information has been and remains a core imperative for most businesses. As information proliferates and creates value, it must be available to those who need it.