Info-tech

Emerging technologies is a challenge to data protection solutions, says Dell Technologies’ survey

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on March 29, 2020 Published on March 29, 2020

All organisations in India are in their digital transformation journey. The challenge at this juncture is in finding the right solution to protect the data, as not only are data volumes seeing a surge, but are becoming more valuable and complex, said Ripu Bajwa, Director and General Manager (Data Protection Solutions), Dell Technologies.

Sharing insights from Dell Technologies’ Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot, he said that organisations, on an average, are managing 40 per cent more data than they were a year ago. (It has risen to 13.53 petabytes (PB) from 9.70 PB in 2018. The data includes APJ but excludes China market).

Around 1,000 IT decision makers across 15 countries were surveyed to understand the impact of cloud and complexities of advanced technologies on data protection readiness.

The findings revealed that the largest threat in protecting and managing increasing data volumes was from growing disruptive events – from cyber attacks to data loss to systems downtime.

The estimated cost of data loss has increased to over $1 million per organisation, said Bajwa, and added that organisations that used more than one data protection vendor were found to be more than two times vulnerable to a cyber incident. Around 80 per cent of the organisations chose to deploy solutions from two or more providers.

Emerging technologies

The study showed that almost all organisations made some level of investment in newer and emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, artificial intelligence, machine learning, software as a service, 5G and cloud edge infrastructure and Internet of Things.

However, 71 per cent of the respondents indicated that the emerging technologies created more data protection complexity. More than half of them conceded to the struggle in finding adequate data protection solutions.

They believed that the existing solutions would not be able to meet all future business challenges. Bajwa said, “Indian organisations have taken to protecting critical assets, have started to look at cloud, but public cloud deployment has not caught up as much as it is elsewhere. Globally, these are deployed in multi-cloud arena; it is yet to happen here.”

He added, “As automation becomes the key, CIOs will look for lesser management issues (at their level). There is therefore a need to standardise technology, look for global deployment and scale, applications on the fly, agile deployment and process model. Dell Technologies is well-positioned to address the new protection.”

Published on March 29, 2020

A letter from the Editor


Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Support Quality Journalism
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.