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Users Shatter Storage Myths

IRVINE, Calif. -- Data Protection Summit - Storage users have seen it all -- from getting sold on too much storage as necessary "overhead capacity" to niggling little "end-user fees" when individual license costs were supposed to be waived.

This week in Irvine, it was payback time.

IT managers gathered here at the Data Protection Summit debunked a trio of familiar storage myths.

Storage Myth #1: Data security is a boardroom priority

IT managers are having a tough time getting their bosses to take internal security seriously, said Keith Belyea, a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the itSMF user group. "It's hard to get that on the radar," he told Byte and Switch. "The biggest challenge that [our members] are facing is [internal] identity authentication."

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