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Storage Organizations Focus on Optimizing Utilization

New York - June 15, 2009 - TheInfoPro, an independent research company for the IT industry, announced today that findings from its most recent Storage Study reflect that storage organizations have refocused their efforts on SRM technologies in lieu of purchasing new storage capacity as a result of budget freezes. Accordingly, storage professionals cite managing storage growth, proper capacity forecasting and storage reporting, and managing costs as top pain points for Fortune 1000 (F1000) storage organizations. Within MSE organizations, managing storage growth, managing costs, and proper forecasting and storage reporting are named as the top three pain points.

TheInfoPro's latest biannual storage study, based on in-depth interviews with 250 IT pros at F1000 and MSE organizations, outlines where storage departments within these organizations stand in terms of budgets, technology roadmaps and technology provider choices and ratings.

Key findings on TheInfoPro's Storage Management Technology Heat Index (gauges the immediacy of user needs and planned spending for more than 23 technologies):

??? Top technologies on the F1000 Storage Management Technology Heat Index include capacity planning and forecasting, storage performance monitoring and storage resource management - with capacity planning and forecasting jumping nine spots from number 11 six months ago to the number one technology on the index.

??? Top technologies on the MSE Storage Management Technology Heat Index include capacity planning and forecasting, information lifecycle management, disk-to-disk and email archiving.

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