by Wayne Salpietro
We are a society of information pack rats, constantly
seeking more and more information as a means of protecting our business and our
personal realms. We hold firm to the belief that more is always better, a
conviction that is validated by most research firms, which report that
companies, on average, are dealing with a 50-60% annual data growth rate. This
data growth is further accelerated by the fact that we are also creating more
and more information as we utilize more technology in our daily business lives.
In some industries, such as oil and gas; healthcare; and
media and entertainment, huge data files are being created and stored for very
long time periods, resulting in enormous data stores. Across all industries,
websites are growing geometrically as they become the portal to information
about your business and generate increasingly efficient online transactions.