Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot shines light on key challenges impacting data protection readiness according to 1,000 IT decision makers across 15 countries in EMEA
Cairo, Egypt – March 19, 2020
● Organizations in EMEA manage 16.40 petabytes of data on average, a staggering 975% increase since 2016
● The estimated total cost of data loss amounted to $915,994 per organization over the last 12 months, on average
● More than half of the organizations struggle to find adequate data protection solutions for emerging technologies like 5G and edge infrastructure (61%), cloud-native applications (52%) and AI and ML platforms (51%)
The Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot reveals that organizations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) on average are managing almost 73% more data than they were a year ago. With this surge in data comes inherent challenges. The vast majority (81%) of respondents reported their current data protection solutions will not meet all of their future business needs.
The Snapshot, a follow-on to the biennial Global Data Protection Index, surveyed 1,000 IT decision makers across 15 countries at public and private organizations with 250+ employees about the impact these challenges and advanced technologies have on data protection readiness. The findings also show positive progress as an increasing number
of organizations – 79% in 2019, up from 70% in 2018 – see their data as valuable and are currently extracting value or plan to in the future.
“The data era is changing how organizations think about, monetize and protect data as the speed of innovation has opened the world to new opportunities but has also increased risks,” said Michel Nader, Sr. Director, Data Protection Solutions – MERAT at Dell Technologies, “Defining the right strategies is therefore critical to protect an organization’s most critical assets and it’s therefore important to remember that whatever threat trends proliferate, business leaders cannot overlook the role security and risk management play in their overall strategy.”