State of Information Survey 2012 Global Results

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Information costs businesses worldwide $1.1 trillion annually according to Symantec’s 2012 State of Information Survey. From confidential customer information, to intellectual property, to financial …

Information costs businesses worldwide $1.1 trillion annually according to Symantec’s 2012 State of Information Survey. From confidential customer information, to intellectual property, to financial transactions, organizations possess massive amounts of information that not only enable them to be competitive and efficient – but also stay in business. In fact, the survey revealed that digital information makes up 49 percent of an organization’s total value.

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  • 1. 2012
  • 2. METHODOLOGY ReRez surveyed 4,506 global organizations in more than 38 countries across industries North America (2 countries) United States 500 Canada 500 Latin America (14 countries) Brazil 150 Mexico 150 NOLA 100 SOLA 100 EMEA (8 countries) France 202 Germany 201 United Kingdom 200 Italy 200 Russia 100 Spain 100 Sweden 100 Switzerland 100 APJ (14 countries) China 203 Australia/New Zealand 200 India 200 Japan 200 Singapore 200 Indonesia 100 Hong Kong 100 Malaysia 100 Philippines 100 South Korea 100 Thailand 100 Taiwan 100 Vietnam 100
  • 3. INFORMATION IS SKYROCKETING… AND IT’S EXPENSIVE Worldwide spending on business information is 1.1 TRILLION DOLLARS (Enough money to buy an iPad for every worker in the world) Total business information worldwide is 2.2 ZETTABYTES Information is costly for businesses of all sizes $3,297 for Enterprise $3,670 for SMB
  • 4. IT IS HIGHLY VALUABLE TO BUSINESS TODAY Respondents say information = 49% of an organization’s total value Loss of this information would be catastrophic Consequences of Losing Business Information
  • 5. YET, IT’S NOT BEING PROTECTEDIn the past 12 months: • 69% lost important business information • 69% exposed confidential information • 31% had compliance failures • Storage utilization - 31% inside the firewall and 18% outside • 30% said information sprawl a somewhat/significant factor in these mishaps
  • 6. RECOMMENDATIONS: PUTTING THE “I” BACK IN IT 1. Focus on the Information Not the device or data center 2. Not All Information is Equal 3. Be Efficient 4. Consistency Is Key 5. Stay Agile