Nearly 70 percent of respondents say security is the top data-related challenge they face

May 2, 2013

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ANDOVER, Mass. – May 1, 2013 – NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company and premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced the results of a survey aimed at enterprise executives to understand the biggest IT trends impacting their strategy. NaviSite surveyed more than 500 IT professionals from organizations with more than 200 employees, and, according to respondents, the top three trends facing enterprise IT departments today are constricted budgets (31 percent), cloud (25 percent), and data explosion (25 percent).

Not surprisingly, one of the biggest findings coming from the survey is the need to understand data storage location. Nearly 50% of respondents said it is highly critical to know where their data resides in the cloud, and 80% said they are storing data in two or more locations. Moreover, 64% of respondents said security is the number one data challenge they face.

NaviSite's solutions directly address these top concerns and challenges for enterprise IT executives. It has spent 14 years working with customers in industries with stringent security requirements including healthcare, legal and government, so it has the proven expertise to meet enterprise security demands. By building customized cloud platforms based on each enterprise customers' needs, NaviSite ensures it knows where a customer's data is stored at all times, and that it is meeting stringent security requirements for each customer. These requirements have earned NaviSite successful SSAE-16 compliance for its data centers.

"This survey really highlighted that the basic tenants of cloud computing are now top-of-mind for the enterprise, with location and security of data being a primary focus for IT executives," said Chris Patterson, vice president of product management at NaviSite. "For 14 years, NaviSite has been working with enterprise customers to meet their security needs, so we have unmatched expertise when it comes to taking the enterprise into the cloud."

The full survey results can be downloaded here.

About NaviSite

NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and helps lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite's services, please visit

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