Survey: Despite increases in data, companies reluctant to automate data center functions

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Big data is only getting bigger. How companies maximize this data varies. However, data center automation remains an indispensable part of a company’s digital transformation. Automating data center functions provides company benefits such as reduced staff workload, reduced costs, and better security management.

Yet, in a recent survey by ZDNet’s sister site, Tech Pro Research, 60 percent of respondents said they have not automated any data center functions, and more than a quarter of respondents have no imminent plans to do so.

SEE: IT leader’s guide to achieving digital transformation (Tech Pro Research)

Those same respondents pointed out that budget and security concerns, as well as a lack of in-house talent to implement and maintain data


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