Businesses Facing Data Protection Challenges: Dell


Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) results revealed that businesses face several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies such as cloud native applications. , Kubernetes containers and artificial intelligence.

According to a recent IDC survey, more than a third of organizations around the world have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that has blocked access to systems or data in the past 12 months.

“As we move forward into the data age, the amount of data generated will continue to increase due to various factors such as the continued culture of remote working, increased adoption of emerging technologies, etc. The Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2021 corroborates this, and highlights how organizations around the world are managing more than 10 times the amount of data, compared to five years ago, ”said Ripu Bajwa, Director and Managing Director, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies India.

“We understand these difficult times and the obstacles businesses face in securing data. Therefore, to meet the evolving IT and security demands of our customers, we offer the industry’s most comprehensive solutions for cyber resilience, at the edge, at the core and in cloud environments. We are constantly working with our customers to understand their security challenges and provide them with the data security solutions required to reduce business risks and ensure seamless business continuity, ”he added.

“Our recently released results from Dell Technologies 2021 GDPI indicate that more than two-thirds of respondents in Asia Pacific and Japan are concerned that their organizations’ existing data protection measures are not sufficient to deal with malware threats. and ransomware, ”said Lucas Salter, general manager, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies, Asia Pacific and Japan.

“In this era of growing cyber threats, we understand that the stakes have never been higher and that data protection has never been more complex. We have worked with our customers across the region to address this growing challenge by adopting a holistic cybersecurity and data protection strategy to reduce risk and ensure resilience in the event of ransomware or other cyber attack, ”he added. .

New findings from GDPI reveal increased complexity in data protection.

The 2021 Dell Technologies GDPI survey of 1,000 global IT decision makers, including 250 from APJ (Australia, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea) shows that companies are struggling with continued growth in data and increasing data. complexity of data protection.

The study found that global organizations are managing more than 10 times the amount of data than they did five years ago – from 1.45 petabytes in 2016 to 14.6 petabytes in 2021.

Additionally, 68% of respondents in India (Global: 82%, APJ: 82%) are concerned that their organization’s existing data protection solutions may not be able to address all future business challenges. These concerns are valid, with 26% (world: 33%, APJ: 38%) reporting data loss in the past year and 34% (world: 45%, APJ: 42%) reporting data loss in the past year and 34% (world: 45%, APJ: 42%) unforeseen event of the system.

The GDPI’s findings include:

About 66% of respondents in India (global: 62%, APJ: 68%) fear their existing data protection measures are not sufficient to deal with malware and ransomware threats, while 74% (global : 74%, APJ: 72%) agree that they are increasingly exposed to data loss from cyber threats with the increase in the number of employees working from home.

About 42% of respondents in India (Global: 67%, APJ: 67%) are not convinced that all of their critical data can be recovered in the event of a destructive cyber attack or data loss.

About 70% of respondents in India (world: 63%, APJ: 64%) believe that emerging technologies, such as cloud native applications, Kubernetes containers, artificial intelligence and machine learning, pose a risk to Data protection and the lack of data protection solutions for new technologies was one of the top three data protection challenges for organizations.

On average, globally, the cost of data loss in the past 12 months is almost four times higher for organizations using multiple data protection vendors compared to those using a single-vendor approach.

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