No. 6: Storage SolutionsBy Lawrence Walsh | Print
The Dow Jones is bleeding billions, but solution providers say key technologies continue to drive strong profitability. Here are the top 10 technologies according to Channel Insider readers.
6. Storage Solutions
2008 Profitability Rating: 15%
2007 Profitability Rating: 16%
Profitability Change: -1%
The volume of data generated by the average business is doubling every 18 months. That’s the average business; many businesses are seeing data volumes increasing at exponentially higher rates. Applications from e-mail to RFID sensors are generating copious amounts of information on an hourly basis. Retaining and storing all that data is a logistical and technological nightmare for businesses. Businesses continue to search for the right storage solution and are investing heavily in disc arrays, tape, off-site storage and storage virtualization.