Practically unheard of two years ago, dontinuous data protection (CDP) is considered a hot technology by a large number of IT managers today. Thirty-four percent of the 2,000 surveyed IT managers are using a CDP or near-CDP system today for part of their data, and 23 percent plan to acquire one in the next 18 months. In addition, half of today's CDP users will upgrade to a better system in 2006.

19 percent of the population feels they are very familiar with the CDP concept, and an additional 50 percent say they are somewhat familiar. That represents a major rise in the awareness of the benefits of CDP, when compared to other surveys performed in the past six months.

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