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Impacts of Enterprise Data Mobility on Storage Infrastructure

Published: 27 August 2013

ID: G00251022

Analyst(s): Jin-Sik Yim, Andrew H Kim

Summary

As IT leaders respond to demand for enterprise data mobility, storage has been low on their priority list. They must reassess its importance for their enterprise mobility initiatives, improving their storage infrastructure and re-evaluating their data availability policies and methodology.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Immaturity of the enterprise mobility market means IT organizations will need to switch regularly between suppliers, a costly, complex, disruptive and time-consuming process
  • High levels of mobile activity during peak periods mean IT organizations must deploy high-performance storage systems to provide easy, anytime access
  • Implementation of enterprise data mobility means IT organizations need to guarantee seamless data access and secure data availability for end users

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