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Study Reveals 40% of Data Needs Protection; Less than Half of that Gets It

"There is too much information, it's too diverse and too fast."

EMC has released the findings of its 7th annual measurement and analysis of the "digital universe,' defined as all of the digital data created, replicated and consumed each year worldwide.

This year’s findings reveal:

  • 4.4 trillion gigabytes of data created in 2013, less than half the data that needed protection received protection
  • The percentage of data in the digital universe that requires protection is growing exponentially; in 2013, 40% of data required some level of security, compared to 35% in 2012
  • In 2013, less than 20% of the data in the digital universe was either stored or processed by the cloud in some way. By 2020, that percentage will double to 40%.

The digital universe is continually expanding due to phenomena such as the online proliferation of emerging markets and the explosion of the Internet of Things – both of which bring new levels of convenience and efficiency; however, they will also bring forth new ethical questions and inevitable security concerns.

This year’s findings reiterate the need and importance of proper data security. The digital universe is growing exponentially – there is too much information, it’s too diverse and too fast. While this provides great potential for businesses it also comes with great challenges as businesses look to cope with this data deluge to protect themselves and their customers. 

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