For IT professionals whose responsibilities include data protection, keeping pace with data growth and technology were the most frequently cited challenges. Given these factors, it’s not surprising that storage and operational costs were also frequently mentioned among their greatest challenges. This trend confirms other ESG research in the space of data protection.
On the operational processes front, data loss ranks among the top concerns of respondents, and mitigating this includes maintaining key metrics such as recovery time objective (RTO) or recovery point objective (RPO). Data access and compliance challenges are also often mentioned operational challenges.