The amount of digital information that businesses have to manage is set to grow by a maximum of 30% over the next two years. That's a key finding in the latest edition of the Hitachi Data Systems Storage Index, a bi-annual survey of more than 840 CIOs and IT Directors from 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Hitachi Data Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.

Looking at attitudes toward data storage, specifically in relation to reasons for implementation and individual storage technologies such as NAS and virtualization, the latest Storage Index reveals an uncertainty in exact IT spend on storage, set against a minimal increase in IT budgets and an ever-mounting data burden.

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