This IDC study examines the current state of copy data management practices and technology for its benefits and appropriate deployment."The cost of maintaining copy data continues to increase year over year. IDC expects the cost to increase from now through 2020, rising from $48.12 billion this year to $55.49 billion in 2020. In addition, a proliferation of copy data where dozens of copies of a database or file system are in circulation can increase the risk of data loss or inappropriate disclosure. Copy data management tools can deliver both significant cost savings and risk reduction by virtualizing data views, making it a ripe investment opportunity with rapid payback for most IT organizations." — Phil Goodwin, research director, Storage Systems and Software
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