10 Storage Predictions For 2013

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Better Be Ready For BYOD And Storage

The ongoing wave of interest in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon will rear its head in the eyes of storage admins, who will be charged with figuring out how to manage the corporate data users will be generating, accessing and sharing with outsiders via their iOS, Google, Windows, RIM and WebOS devices.

This is not a trivial question. Businesses will have to tread a fine line between letting users access corporate data on their own mobile devices and letting IT admins control who accesses it and how, all while making data availability transparent to users regardless of device platform.

In 2013, it will be important to handle this issue before being forced to do so by business users who have already made mobile devices a central component of their work and leisure systems.


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