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There appears to be a separation in Chinese companies between the IT and the business perception of the challenges of moving to newer delivery methods such as cloud storage.


  • The business does not see the volume of data as an issue, but instead sees the ability to protect and secure this data as the key challenge, while IT sees things the other way around.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover why speed and cost are important attributes in data management-as-a-service in China.
  • Understand why in China data protection is a business requirement that must be delivered.

Key questions answered

  • What are the biggest drivers for cloud computing in China?
  • What are the biggest obstacles to greater adoption of cloud computing in China?

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  • Catalyst
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  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Speed and cost are two important attributes in data management as a service and cloud data protection in China

  • Speed over compliance is the number-one attribute
  • Cost reduction in data protection and availability in the cloud are most important

IT is being affected by too much unstructured data in its quest to transform capabilities

  • Companies do not link data classification or tagging to the simplification of transformation

Data protection is a business requirement that must be delivered

  • The differentiation between as-a-service and IT transformation of storage shows a difference between IT and business

About the survey

  • About the survey
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