A Seagate Report

Rethink Data

Put More of Your Business Data to Work—From Edge to Cloud

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A Seagate Report—with Research and Analysis by IDC

The data and analysis in this report draws on a global web survey commissioned by Seagate and conducted by the independent research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Seagate and IDC have compiled and interpreted the survey findings.

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1500 Respondents Globally

375 in North America, 475 in Europe, 500 in APJ, and 150 in China

Mid-Sized Businesses to Larger Enterprises

In Canada, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and China

Proven Industry Professionals

Includes responses from CIOs, CTOs, IT VPs, directors, executives, COO/LOBs, storage architects, and solution architects

Key Takeaways from the Report

Every day, businesses prove that data holds tremendous value when captured, stored, and leveraged to its full extent—an increasingly difficult task in a rapidly changing multi-cloud, multi-edge world. The explosion in data creation, coupled with the increasing need to mobilize and analyze it at unprecedented volume and speed provide a complex backdrop. Meanwhile, resource scarcity and technology limitations exacerbate enterprise pain points as IT architecture and data management practices evolve to capitalize on the enormous opportunity to put more data to work.

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Takeaway One

Putting Data To Work

Over the next two years, enterprise data is projected to increase at a 42.2% annual growth rate. A goldmine. But fact is, today only 32% of data available to enterprises is put to work. The remaining 68% goes unleveraged.

Takeaway Two

The Rise of Data in Motion

Organizations today transfer about 36% of data from edge to core. By 2022, we're looking at 57%—meaning enterprises will need to manage a lot more data in motion.

Takeaway Three

The Multicloud Ecosystem

Managing data in the multicloud ecosystem is a top data management challenge expected over the next two years—with managing data in hybrid cloud a close second.

Takeaway Four

The Need for DataOps

Implementation of DataOps leads to measurably better business outcomes: boosted customer loyalty, revenue, profit, however only 10% of organizations report that they have fully operationalized it.

“The constraints on capturing the full potential of data are both systemic and operational. At zettabyte scale, there needs to be a simple, secure, and economic way to capture, store, and activate data.”

Dave Mosley, CEO of Seagate Technology 

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Regional Findings

North American businesses show the greatest projected data growth (49%) and the most advanced DataOps implementation (45% respondents either fully or partially implement it). What are these vibrant organizations’ remaining challenges? Read the report to find out.

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