How Quickly Is Your Storage Doubling?

The average business is doubling its storage requirements every four years. Where does your workplace sit relative to that figure?

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Microsoft vice president Brad Anderson quoted that figure during the opening keynote for Microsoft Management Summit 2013 earlier this week. “Most organisations are doubling every for years,” he said. “For some, it’s more like two years.” For Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud offering, the pace is even quicker, with capacity doubling every six to nine months.

Your workplace is unlikely to be expanding its storage at that clip, but expansion is the norm. How fast are your workplace storage needs growing? Is that an easy area to get investment, or are you still enforcing email storage quotas? Tell us in the comments.

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