SOURCE: Small Business Technology Institute

April 18, 2007 13:34 ET

SBTI Study Forecasts Increased Adoption of Storage Appliances by Small Businesses Seeking Simpler, More Reliable Data Storage and Sharing

Solutions Offer Small Businesses New Ways to Manage and Secure Critical Data

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- A new study of United States small businesses by the non-profit Small Business Technology Institute indicates that while storage appliances have become very common as an enterprise solution to mounting data storage needs, their adoption among small businesses is still quite limited. Findings suggest very substantial market potential for storage appliances in the small business market, providing an increase in the availability of solutions which are simpler to set up and easier to manage.

Significant trends uncovered in this report:

--  Over 50% of small businesses confirmed an increased priority on
    managing and securing digital data;
--  Data backup continues to be a task performed largely by the end-user,
    with 43% using a hard-disk drive for data backup and 29% using a CD/DVD
    method;
--  Over 50% of small businesses confirmed an increased priority on
    managing and securing digital data.
    
The report explores the current and planned adoption of data storage, security and encryption solutions, including purchasing trends and forecasts for storage appliances in the next 12 months. Download the entire free report at http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org/snap.

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About Small Business Technology Magazine

Small Business Technology Magazine is the only print and digital publication dedicated to helping small businesses make the right technology choices. Published by the non-profit Small Business Technology Institute, the magazine provides entrepreneurs, owners and managers in companies with 1 to 300 employees the technology tips and advice they need to create and grow thriving small businesses. View free articles and register to read a free digital edition at http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org.

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